I have always loved Saturday Indesign because it’s a great excuse to stroll around Sydney streets visiting the showrooms of all the fabulous interior suppliers I love but don’t always get the time to go visit.
I took a chance and brought my 1 year old with me, which had both perks and challenges! It’s a great ice-breaker when you have a gorgeous girl smiling at all the staff but you also need more patience and muscles when your little one decides to wriggle out of the pram!
Nevertheless we survived!
I have always found it hard to get around to every precinct. It’s a shame Sydney is so large and that the design stores are quite scattered. Or maybe I should blame the traffic or lack of parking!
In any case today I managed to get to Chippendale, Waterloo and Surry Hills. I had the best intention to get to the Galleria but just ran out of time. Im contemplating heading back in again tomorrow….hmm tempting!
I started my day at Special Lights where I always do for some breakkie and DQ Round table where the topic was “Emerging Design Personalities”. Apart from the beautiful lights, the most memorable thing in this showroom was the half naked man in the window! I actually walked right past him twice and only realised a few minutes later.
Next I went to the Waterloo Precinct.
I’m currently on the hunt for some Black tapware. This is proving difficult because although quite a few were released in Milan in April, they haven’t made it over to Australia yet. So while in the Waterloo precinct I checked out Roger Seller and Pure Interiors for some inspiration.
Roger Seller had three ranges of Black tap ware - Arq, Mare Nero and Pinch. They ticked the box of being Black but didn’t get my heart racing. They had one aged brass option but it wasn’t as intense I was looking for. However the thing that got me excited was the stunning rose copper, it was so delicate and sophisticated. You have to do yourself a favour and go look at it in person. Online doesn’t do it justice!
Pure Interiors are an importer of Italian products and they had a stunning range of stainless steel tapware that came in eight different options. Gold, Silver, Brass or Black in Matte or polished. Which is awesome! How often can you customise the finish of your favourite tap!
Pure Interiors also have some really cool wallpaper designs that can be customised. They offer a free service for Designers where they will mock up the wallpaper in an elevation for you to reduce or enlarge the scale of the pattern as per your requirements. This is the one I’m looking at using for a client – Svalbard. Its got a worn timber look.
While in the PYD Building I visited Mother of Pearl and Sons, who are suppliers of door hardware. They have a huge range of products in a variety of styles, from the uber formal to the relaxed industrial style. I would highly recommend heading over there if your looking for something more unique!
And that’s a wrap.
All in all I’m definitely a fan of coming on a Friday. The showrooms weren’t too cramped and I felt as though I could take my time.
There was so much to see I have had to limit it to my highlights!
Did you go to Saturday Indesign 2015? I would love to hear your favourite product, supplier or story.