For all those feeling the winter blues, we’ve got some good news for you! The industry’s most loved event is on its way to Melbourne, marking the start of spring with a fresh hit of design inspiration. So circle Saturday the 2nd of September in your calendars, rally your design colleagues and start dreaming of an early spring with Saturday Indesign.
For those in the know, Saturday Indesign is a stalwart of the Australian design industry, a wholly unique event that’s been drawing crowds since 2002. If you’re not familiar with the concept, think of a trade show and then invert it. Saturday Indesign brings you all the best design brands but showcases them from their own showrooms, meaning you get the density of a show with all the personality, hospitality and fun of a design festival.
You’ll spend the day moving around Melbourne (walk, uber, lime bike or take advantage of our dedicated hop-on/hop-off bus service), visiting the country’s best showrooms to see the latest products, tune into design talks, engage with activations and connect with your design peers from across the state, the country and beyond.
To start planning your adventure, we’ve got the first drop of exhibitors here just for you. Dive into the line-up and register for free now to confirm your Saturday Indesign attendance. Now is your chance to lock in your place at the must-visit event of 2023!
First drop for Saturday Indesign 2023 exhibitor line-up
Ajar – Collingwood/Fitzroy Precinct
Ajar is a Melbourne-based team of architects, interior and industrial designers curating a selection of the finest furniture and lighting design from Spain. The brand’s ethos is about bringing the Mediterranean lifestyle to Australia through the high quality and experienced craftsmanship of the best Spanish manufacturers. The team believes design is a tool to get the best of what surrounds us and the product selection hints at a life of relaxation, warmth and connection.
Aspect Furniture – CBD Precinct
Aspect has been designing and manufacturing workplace furniture solutions in Australia and New Zealand for the past 40 years. During this time they have accumulated extensive experience working across a diverse range of projects throughout the corporate, government, tertiary and co-working sectors. Driven by a passion for craft and beautiful engineering, they make collections at the leading edge of international product design, technology and workplace best practices. Above all else, they place comfort and ease-of-use at the heart of every product and system they create, resulting in furniture that inspires and supports people in their work every day.
Brickworks – CBD Precinct
Industry professionals, style conscious home builders and passionate renovators can immerse themselves in the total Brickworks experience with the Brickworks Design Studio in Melbourne.
The Melbourne Design Studio is a functional space, providing a sophisticated showroom for architects, designers and developers as well as retail customers to make new product selections. Housing the most extensive selection of building materials available anywhere, creating an impressive building product library boasting everything from brick, block, paving and cladding to concrete and clay roof tiles.
Cantilever – Richmond Precinct
Cantilever is a design-focused kitchen manufacturing company committed to building for longevity. The brand’s quality Kitchen Systems are designed and made to order, hand-built in its Brunswick East workshop. The team believes in making locally, acting mindfully, minimising waste and designing products that will stand the test of time.
Good design is about living well and what better place to start than the heart of the home — the humble kitchen.
Cosh Living – Richmond Precinct
Cosh Living presents designer furniture for indoors and out. Since 2008, the brand has partnered with leading Australian and European brands to deliver timeless, exceptional furniture with a focus on quality and comfort.
Celebrating a quintessentially Australian way of life, Cosh Living’s collections ensure a stylish and seamless transition from interior to exterior. Designed by some of the world’s most distinguished names, the furniture collections are contemporary and innovative, utilising the best materials on offer.
e&s – CBD Precinct
e&s has helped countless Australians create their dream home with exciting and innovative kitchen, bathroom and laundry appliances since 1962.
Whether purchasing new appliances to complete the ultimate kitchen renovation, designing the perfect bathroom for a new build or to replace a broken washing machine, the company’s curated selection of leading brands makes performance, reliability and stylish design accessible to everyone. The handpicked products are available to explore online and enjoy in person at inspiring showrooms across Victoria.
HAY – Collingwood/Fitzroy Precinct
HAY was founded in 2002 with the ambition to create contemporary furniture with an eye for modern living and sophisticated industrial manufacturing.
It is a brand inspired by the stable structures of architecture and the dynamics of fashion, which it seeks to combine with durable quality products that provide added value for the user. HAY’s continued vision is to create straightforward, functional and aesthetic design in cooperation with some of the world’s most talented, curious and courageous designers.
K5 – Collingwood/Fitzroy Precinct
K5 Furniture believes that living in harmony with nature is essential to who we are and what we do. The brand practices a circular economy approach with products from regenerative and recycled resources, designed for longevity and reuse.
‘K5 for Life’ outlines the three core programs, K5 Circularity, K5 Renew and K5 Restore, that drive its product development, curation innovation and collaborations.
The furniture collections are designed and crafted in Australia and globally by design partners. K5 Furniture is a leader in providing exceptional designer furniture – for life.
Living Edge – Richmond Precinct
Living Edge is the foremost design destination for architects, interior designers, design enthusiasts and those who share discerning taste. The brand is committed to authentic, sustainable design and providing its clients with the most distinguished and desirable products available.
Neolith – Richmond Precinct
Neolith is the world’s leading brand in sintered stone: a revolutionary architectural surface with premium technical features.
Neolith is perpetually evolving, researching and developing new technologies to achieve its central goals of: inspiring and creating bright and bold spaces that are enjoyed to the fullest; making sustainable environments a reality; working responsibly with society and build a future we can all look forward to.
ownworld – Collingwood/Fitzroy Precinct
ownworld exists to support the design community with inspiring and practical solutions for the challenges faced in creating functional, well-resolved, sustainable, beautiful and original spaces. Application, technology and environmental sensibility are key considerations for inclusion in the ownworld portfolio. Timeless appeal and forward-thinking resolutions are significant measures.
Reece – Richmond Precinct
The Reece business began in 1919 when Harold Joseph Reece commenced selling hardware products from the back of his truck. Today, it operates Australia’s largest plumbing and bathroom supplies business, as well as eight others in allied industries. Its plumbing and bathroom products are sourced both locally and internationally which you can find in over 600 locations across Australia.
Signature Floors – CBD Precinct
Signature Floors is an Australian flooring business with a reputation for delivering innovative floor coverings in carpets, carpet tile collections, vinyl floor tiles, hybrid plank flooring, laminate floors, sheet vinyl flooring and custom carpets courtesy of Signature Studio.
It helps architects, designers, building contractors, facility managers and homeowners design sustainable and fit-for-purpose floor coverings with streamlined efficiency using their colour-rich, on-trend and flexible flooring products.
Saturday Indesign will be held in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday 2nd September. Registrations are free and provide access to the full daytime event including all participating showrooms, hospitality, talks, activations and free event transport.