From morning to evening, Brisbane Indesign has a packed schedule of events to inspire and entice you.
May 4th, 2012
Friday 25 May is a chance to ease into things before the main event. Friday’s festivities take a relaxed pace, with many showrooms organising their own special events or hosting visitors by appointment.
This is a great chance to check things out in your own time – and be the first to see new products! Just contact your favourite showrooms prior to the day (exhibitor details can be found on the Brisbane Indesign website) to find out what’s on or to arrange a time to visit.
Exhibitor events on Friday include:
Zenith: 8am invitation-only VIP breakfast
King Furniture: 12-2pm unveiling of installation by interior designer David Hicks, and industrial designer Charles Wilson speaks about his award-winning Andrea Sofa
Mafi: 10am-5pm Open Workshop on working with timber
Café Culture: VIP preview of the Sweetness and Light showroom on Friday night.
Saturday 26 May is the big day, with showrooms pulling out all the stops for a day of design celebration. Take the event at your own pace and create your own journey, or use the timed events to help guide your day.
Timed exhibitor events on the Saturday include:
Fireworks Gallery: margaritas, mineral water and cranky hotdogs!
Café Culture: champagne and mouth-watering morsels
Innerspace: 11:30am-2:30pm sees Fenton Keogh, crowned Australia’s best BBQer, fire up the grill for visitors to the leafy Outerspace courtyard café
Chairbiz: 5pm live auction of ’Artists at Work’ artworks
King Furniture: 12-2pm David Hicks discusses the inspiration behind his installation
Fireworks Gallery: Prize draws and new products
Café Culture: 2pm talk by industrial designer Chris Hardy, prize draws – including a Powder ring by Chris Hardy for the first 250 showroom guests
Chairbiz: Artists at Work live painting
Cosh Living: sneak peek of new indoor brand releases
ECC Lighting & Furniture: brand new showroom, latest products from Milan and Frankfurt, USM Challenge competition
Hettich: brand new showroom and product innovations, meet the Hettich team
Innerspace: enjoy Toby’s Estate coffee throughout the day
Ilve: latest products, coffee cart and business card draw for a coffee machine!
Inspiration Office: latest Steelcase products, take part in the Project, plus prize draws
Luxxbox / OBJX: DJ truck with Red Bull, giveaways – including Luxxbox Milk stool – throughout the day
Milano Furniture: drinks, coffee, canapés, gift bags and catalogues, new products and rug competition
Reece bathroom life: meet Daniel Nikles of Nikles Showers, enjoy canapés, refreshments and pick up a showboat
Stylecraft: new products including Derlot; relax in a chilled-out bar installation
UCI: new products including latest workstations and accessories, LED task lights and seating
Winning Appliances & Bathrooms: see new products over a wine or champagne
Zenith: ’Journeys’ design competition, mingle with Sean Dix, Michael Zawros, Michael Alvisse, Marc Schamburg and Keith Melborne, enjoy prize draws and a large human-scale concept puzzle!
Zip Industries: pop-up refreshment centres across BID, enter the draw for a holiday for 2 to Venice.
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