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Indesign 50

Indesign Group’s Editorial Director, Paul McGillick, reflects on our first 50 issues

Indesign 50


September 12th, 2012

Whether by accident or design, Indesign magazine was launched right at the time when workplace design in Australia really took off – and Australian workplace design over the last decade has been right up there with world best practice.

Indesign magazine, whose core mission is to showcase the best in workplace design, was there to cover this exciting journey and we are proud to be able to say that we have published every single significant project along the way during that ten year period.

L to R: Editorial Assistant Alicia Sciberras, Editor Mandi Keighran and Editorial Director Paul McGillick

For any magazine, issue #50 is significant and cries out to be celebrated. When we sat down to discuss how we should do this we quickly decided that it was more important to look to the future rather than the past.

So, Indesign #50, while it certainly does take a backward glance to identify the highlights and key issues of ten years of workplace design in Australia, takes a look into the future. We identify trends and anticipate the challenges and opportunities, asking how and where people will work in the future.

We interview James Calder, one of the key navigators on this journey, and he also writes an exclusive summary of where he thinks things are going.

Along with some significant new projects, we also explore the re-assessment of the hospital as a workplace. We look at the rise of the home office and of the ’third-place’ work site. And, just to show that Indesign does not stand still, we inaugurate a new section dedicated to lighting and its increasing importance in design.

Our behind-the-scenes look at the making of issue 50 is coming soon.

Preview issue 50 here – on newsstands now.

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