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Live the design life in Sydney’s CBD

Live the design life in Sydney’s CBD

The Sydney CBD precinct is set to come alive with exhibitions, prizes, international guests, product launches, collaborative installations and inspiring talks.

With Saturday Indesign drawing near we’ve got you covered with all the events and happenings lighting up the Sydney CBD precinct at Saturday Indesign, 21 May.

Our CBD exhibitors include the masters of product design including Square Bear, Thinking Works, Stylecraft, District, JANUS et Cie, Technogym, and Flokk.

The CBD precinct is set to come alive with an array of exhibitions, prizes, international guests, product launches, collaborative installations and inspiring talks. Start planning your day here.


Visiting the CBD precinct comes with some special perks. Visitors will go into the running to win some seriously good prizes when they visit Saturday Indesign’s CBD exhibitors. Make sure you register to win:

WIN a Trip to the Orgatec Furniture Fair 2022

Thinking Works and Square Bear are offering a trip to Orgatec 2022 for one lucky winner. To be in the running, add Thinking Works to your list of must-visit showrooms and request a special entry form on your visit.

Provided by Thinking Works, Square Bear

Wellness Ball Active Sitting

Join the draw to win the world’s first designer “ballchair”. Leave your business card or personal details at Technogym Sydney to join the draw.

Provided by Technogym

Morello Pettie Cherry Sculpture

Morello is a garden sculpture handmade from porcelain in the perfect picture of ripe cherry on the stem. It is possible to make this playful statement on a tiny terrace or sprawling garden.

To enter, simply visit JANUS et Cie at Saturday Indesign and drop your business card off.

Provided by JANUS et Cie

Dinner at Marta

Win a dinner on JANUS et Cie, at its neighbourhood institution Marta. Get ready to feast on pasta and seafood. To enter, follow @JANUSetCie and hashtag #SaturdayIndesign and #JANUSetCieSydney

Provided by JANUS et Cie

HÅG Tion 2160 in Tan Leather

The HÅG Tion 2160 standard model is equipped with HÅG inBalance® for soft and hard flooring. To win, post an image of your Flokk showroom experience to Instagram tagging @flokk_design. The Flokk panel will decide the winner and announce at 4pm on event day.

Provided by Flokk

Talks and design discussions @ CBD PRECINCT

With five speaker sessions in CBD, there is plenty to take in. Start here:

Danish Hygge with Normann Copenhagen

Hygge represents a status for Danish people and is about enjoying the good things in life with good people. Join international guest Normann Copenhagen for a coffee and meet the people behind District. Hosted in the intimate setting of their newly unveiled Sydney Showroom.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Hosted by: District
85-91 William Street, Darlinghurst

Sustainable Design Principles

With more than 20 million tonnes of office furniture going to landfill every year, sustainable design in the workplace is more important than ever.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Hosted by: Thinking Works
120 Bourke St, Woolloomooloo

Introduction to Modern Slavery with Sustainable Business Matters

In partnership with Sustainable Business Matters this presentation will explain what Modern Slavery is, where is it likely to occur, how is modern slavery relevant to the building industry, and the process for businesses to tackle modern slavery.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Hosted by: Square Bear, Thinking Works
120 Bourke St, Woolloomooloo

Antonio Citterio’s Personal Line: when Art meets Technology

Learn about the extraordinary collaboration between Technogym and acclaimed interior designer, Antonio Citterio, which led to a unique range of luxury gym equipment fusing functionality with style.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Hosted by: Technogym
20 McLachlan Ave, Rushcutters Bay

Democratising Learning: The Evolution of Education

After nearly two years of on and off home-schooling, the way we learn and teach has been thrust into the spotlight, with people taking note of the structure, and indeed buildings, that are made to facilitate education. We look at the quiet revolution that is underway in the education sector, looking at how people, product and design is paving the way.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hosted by: Stylecraft
100 William St, Woolloomooloo

Wellbeing in the Workplace

Wellbeing in the workplace has evolved radically over the past couple of years and will continue to do so.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Hosted by: Square Bear
120 Bourke St, Woolloomooloo

Workshops @ CBD PRECINCT

If wellness is your thing, the CBD precinct has you covered, with two wellness sessions, hosted by Technogym that are going to keep your energy boosted to get the most out of your day.

Wellness Design Workshop

Join Technogym’s Interior Designer, Ralph Roxas, in this inspirational workshop about designing the perfect fitness and wellness space, and the challenges related to the area it will fit.

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Hosted by: Technogym
20 McLachlan Ave, Rushcutters Bay

Wellness Workout with Master Trainer Jessica Herbert

Join Technogym Master Trainer and Wellness Consultant, Jess Herbert, in an engaging end-of-the-day 30 minute  workout to boost your endorphins and get ready for your evening!

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Hosted by: Technogym
20 McLachlan Ave, Rushcutters Bay

Showroom tours and product launches @ CBD PRECINCT

Get up close and personal with your CBD exhibitors, be the first to discover some of the latest products and be taken through their showroom highlights.

Coffee and Pastries with Small Guided Showroom Tours

Start the morning off at JANUS et Cie with a coffee, pastries, and fruit provided by their neighbours at Stranger Cafe.

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Hosted by: JANUS et Cie
50 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay

Product Launch

HÅG Tion “The World’s Most Sustainable Task Chair?”

The HÅG Tion is a design for the modern world featuring unrivalled flexibility making it perfectly suited to the new breed of workspaces – at home or the office.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Hosted by: Flokk
335 South Dowling St, Darlinghurst

Something New with Resident

Be the first to see an enlightening new product launch ahead of its Milan release! Hosted by Scott Bridgens, co-founder of international design brand, Resident, stop by District to be the first to set your sights on the newness!

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Hosted by: District
85-91 William Street, Darlinghurst

New product releases from Flokk during lockdown!

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 Flokk has launched many new designs yet they haven’t been experienced in the Australian market. Get ready to see, touch and feel some of Offecct’s latest designs.

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Hosted by: Flokk
335 South Dowling St, Darlinghurst

Champagne in the Garden

Enjoy the end of the day with a glass of bubbles while strolling through JANUS et Cie’s Garden Theme showroom designed by Jane of FLOREAT. We will conclude the day with our prize giveaways including a signature MORELLO Cherry Sculpture and a dinner voucher to their neighbours MARTA.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Hosted by: JANUS et Cie
50 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay

Collaborations @ CBD PRECINCT

Step into JANUS et Cie and be transported into a garden oasis. Experience their luxurious range of outdoor furniture in situ.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Hosted by: JANUS et Cie
50 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay

Hospitality @ CBD PRECINCT

Our CBD exhibitors will be treating you to the best hospitality, including Hospitality and Harbour Views all day at StylecraftHOME. And as a way to wind down after a packed day of exploring, head over to join Flokk for a selection of cheese, charcuterie and wine from 3:30pm.

Getting around on the day

Thanks to our transport partners, Neolith, each exhibitor location is connected by our free all-day hop-on hop-off bus loop. Event handbooks and interactive maps will be available on the day.

Register today for your chance to go in the running for our prize pool of over $20,000. See you there, 21 May.

We can’t wait to see you at #saturdayindesign however don’t forget that 21 May is also the federal election. Saturday Indesign recommends registering for a postal vote or find your closest pre-polling place to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the design action.

Find out what’s happening in our other Saturday Indesign precincts: Alexandria, Waterloo, Surry Hills.

Key event details:

Saturday Indesign
21 May, 2022
Key design locations across Sydney
Free to attend! Register now at www.saturdayindesign.com