There's nothing like recovering from jet lag than with a three day trade show. The day after hitting the tarmac on my return trip from Vancouver, I hit the ground running for the biennial Sydney InDesign event.
Galleria at Carriageworks in Eveleigh is the hub, with buses running on Friday and Saturday to various design precincts. Participating showrooms use the event to showcase designers and launch new products, and the best part, tables laden with food and drink!
One of my highlights at Galleria, was spotting the Patricia Urquiola handbasin and bathtub at Agape. (Click here to see the product shot in the old Italian farmhouse owned by Agape.) Other highlights included the new colour line by Designer Pinboards, furniture from Norman Copenhagen, Resident and Simon James Design at District, innovative health care products at Herman Miller, pretty and functional acoustic products at Buzzi Space, and unique lighting at ISM.
InDesign is a great way to refresh oneself on all the products out there, but also a good source of inspiration. I started my Saturday with Will & Co coffee and doughnuts at TCW (products for contemporary workspaces) showroom. I copied this quote about Le Corbusier one of the work stations: "He shunned the regular working day, choosing instead to work alone on his own ideas, drawings and contemplations in the morning, and collaborating with his team of skilled employees strictly only in the afternoons.”
More food was to follow...a maple bacon Bagel at Blu Dot, a gluttony of chocolate at Ke-zu, a charcuterie spread at Cosentino, a taco truck plus canapes at Jardan, and a wrap up bar at Living Edge's gorgeous new showroom at the Woolshed in Alexandria! Now I wonder, do I go for the design... or the food!?