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11 reasons to visit Melbourne Indesign this August

Melbourne Indesign’s unique, multi-location platform allows not just products to be in their best element, but also, more importantly, humans.

11 reasons to visit Melbourne Indesign this August


18 August, 2014

Indesign: The Event is a unique, multi-location, multi-platform event which engages architects and designers with suppliers and retailers to view the very best design Australia has to offer. This year the event goes south, to present Melbourne Indesign 22 – 23 August 2014.

Over and over we’re told that Indesign: The Event is Australia’s leading commercial design event. Its long standing, combined with intelligent event design, and its ability to facilitate new relationships and connections, new collaborative ventures, and offering of fresh, quality products and inspiring installations is well known.

Here, our event exhibitors and visitors share their personal experiences from Sydney Indesign 2013, and give us 11 good reasons to attend the Melbourne edition of Indesign, The Event in 2014.

Caron Grunschlag, Co-owner KE-ZU


We have participated in all Saturday in Design events in Sydney since inception, and each and every time we have valued the experience… [It presents] a unique opportunity to showcase our brand, our people and our products to over 1,000 people who visit our showroom at the one time… The question you have to ask yourself, is can you afford not to be a part of this.

One of our favourite activities associated with SID is ‘The Project’, as this has seen our showroom transform into a creative hub from which we could showcase our products. The process of working together with the designers who approached us had added benefits that extended long past the event expiry. We have been able to create enduring friendships as well as having a transformed showroom long after the event has finished.

Timothy Bundred, JEB International

Just wanted to say thanks again! We couldn’t have asked for a better way to partner with you to launch our Sydney showroom and we couldn’t have asked for a better turn out in terms of having such a great mix of people attending.

Simon Lightfoot, Blindmaster

What a sensational show! I would like to express on behalf of Blindmaster, our utmost gratitude and thanks to the whole team at Indesign for putting together what we all considered the best trade show we have ever done / attended. You have certainly set the bar for the other industry shows to follow.

Tony Sutton, Woven Image

Thanks for all your team’s effort. The event was clearly a success and a good evolution of the concept.

Amy Neville, Zip Industries

We had so much fun – pretty exhausted but it was a great show, and feel we maximised our exposure. You must be thrilled at the result!

Zip at Sydney Indesign 2013

Holly Brown, District246

Thanks for all your help and support getting us involved, we found it a successful few days and it has definitely opened our eyes to the potential over east.

Kobi Trickett, Reece

Thanks for all your support over the past few months in helping us pull everything together – I think there is even more we can do next year. You guys did such a great job, and it’s a pleasure working with your team. We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne soon.

Reece at Sydney Indesign, 2013

Exhibitors on Galleria, Sydney Indesign 2013

We premiered our open plan, curated space Galleria at Sydney Indesign 2013.

Belinda Price, Materialised

We are over the moon with the outcome. Across the board the feedback from attendees was that the Galleria was great – the layout, quality and mix of product was good.

Caroline Perry, Herman Miller

We loved Galleria – fab success from our point of view.

Herman Miller
Herman Miller at Sydney Indesign 2013

Simon Lightfoot, Blindmaster

The location set the backdrop for such a positive and enthusiastic vibe, and everyone who participated in the Galleria took this on board and put tireless energy and efforts into showcasing their wares to the highest standards.

And to tie it all together, one piece of feedback from the other side:

Indesign: The Event Visitor

The event creates an amazing opportunity to network with fellow designers and architects. The suppliers and product brands also really do take extra effort in trying to reach out to us designers and architects on a more technical and ‘insider’ level, which I find rather useful.

Explore Indesign: The Event around the region, taking place in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Singapore and Hong Kong.

 To attend the event, you just need to register.

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