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Eight Famous Faces you’ll find at SID15

The countdown is on and there’s just 7 weeks to go before this years edition of Sydney Indesign kicks off!

Eight Famous Faces you’ll find at SID15


June 24th, 2015

Register your attendance online, and join us for three days of complete design immersion. It’s your chance to take back your time and let us lead you on a spectacular design journey… you’re sure to meet a few famous faces along the way!

Famous faces from the brands that you love:


John Christakos – Blu Dot

Co-founder and CEO of the cheekiest furniture brand out there, John Christakos, is crossing the Atlantic to join Blu Dot’s Australian team at their Alexandria showroom for Sydney Indesign. From what we’ve read of John, he’s sure to have a great sense of humour and an even better sense of good design! You can also catch him providing feedback to our local design talent at the Launch Pad Finalist Exhibition.


Janice Feldman – JANUS et Cie

Business maverick Janice Feldman is JANUS et Cie’s President and CEO. She hails from California but lives in Singapore and is renowned for being a visionary in areas of sustainability and material innovation. She’s also a trained artist and interior designer specialising in graphic arts and industrial design.

This marks JANUS et Cie’s first time showing in Australia!

Industry identities debate the future of the workplace:

Take part in a robust discussion around the evolution of the office place, with the industry’s top thought leaders. Get to know some of our speakers here.

We are grateful to our sponsors, DauphinHerman MillerPlanexSB Seating and Wilkhahn for their generous support in what we are confident will be a fantastic discussion series!


Pictured (L – R): Jacqui Esdaile (Valmont), David Rolls (Mirvac) and Gijs Nooteboom (Veldhoen + Co)

The big picture thinkers ask, how will we live in the future?

Habitus takes on the big questions in their LiveLife Design Hunter® Series. The conversation is sure to be lively and there’ll be plenty of opportunity to have your say!


Pictured: Nahji Chu (misschu)

Introducing our speakers: Nick Tobias (Tobias Partners), Hannah Tribe (Tribe Studio Architects), Meryl Hare (Hare & Klein), Luigi Rosselli (Luigi Rosselli Architects), Gene Sherman (SCAF), Nahji Chu (misschu), William Smart (Smart Design Studio) and more to be announced.


Pictured: Nick Tobias (Tobias Partners)

Rub shoulders with the industry influencers:

Our Launch Pad judges represent some of the most successful entrepreneurs, design aficionados and practitioners in Australia. Don’t miss this chance to meet, greet and talk industry with them at our Launch Pad Finalists’ Exhibition evening.


Pictured: Hannah Tribe (Tribe Studio Architects)

Meet our 2015 Launch Pad Judging Panel here.

Stay posted as more special guests are announced. Click here to register your attendance and stay updated with all the latest news!

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