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It’s A Wrap! Saturday Indesign Singapore 2019

SGID 2019 immersed the community in design’s big issues in an exciting, fun-filled day. If you missed it, don’t worry, we’ll get you up to speed on the products and discussion topics you need to know. But you’ll have to wait till next time for the community connection!

The 1300+ people who pre-registered for Saturday Indesign Singapore (SGID) knew it was going to be a day well spent.

Taking over Singapore’s design scene on Saturday 12 October 2019, SGID a full day of design immersion, and a resounding success! If you weren’t there, you missed packed-out Design Conversation panels; impressive installations and showcases by 25 exhibitors; plenty of networking and hospitality, workshops and prizes; serious debating of the cultural and industry developments affecting practice; but also laughs and good times!

Flokk Asia stand at our Curated Space, Theatreworks, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road

For us at Indesign Media Asia, the joy of the day is the connection it fosters among diverse members of Singapore’s design and architecture community – and with the design-interested public. The value of a shared conversation in a relaxed setting can’t be underestimated, and we were delighted to see impromptu chats arising after the Design Conversation panels.

“Thank you for an inspiring day. We need many more days like this, bringing more people to the table, including developers, owners, operators, legislators, educators, journalists, environmentalists and enthusiasts.”

– Maria Warner Wong, Design Conversations speaker and design director, WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design


Design Conversations at the Curated Space

SGID also provides people the opportunity to get involved in the themes and developments crucial to design practice – via the thought leadership of key figures from the design and architecture industry and leading product brands.

Sustainability, for example, emerged as a critical topic in a number of the panel sessions, as well as in the product installations of a number of the exhibitors, and such overlaps gave the day that much more meaning and impact.

A Neighbourhood Of Design

The day was focused on just two locations this year – the Tan Boon Liat Building (TBL, where 15 showrooms participated with special installations and activities) and our nearby Curated Space at Theatreworks, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road (where 10 brands showcased their finest). Free SID shuttle buses and a walking route between the locations made getting around a breeze.

Our SGID tote bags, created with Silver Sponsor Louis Poulsen and featuring a cross-section of the innovative anti-glare three-shade light system designed by Poul Henningsen, were seen dotting the Robertson Quay area on the shoulders of attendees. We’ll definitely be using ours for years to come.

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