The Event

Learn, play and explore with the ultimate design experience

You spoke, we listened – In 2016, Melbourne Indesign is back to what we do best, with a fresh concept that celebrates the local design community and brings the industry together to converse, collaborate, create and innovate.

Friday 12 August sees a jam-packed day of industry talks within showrooms and architecture tours within key Melbourne design precincts. After this, MID Up Late will see showrooms across Melbourne extend their business hours into the evening, offering design entertainment after dark.

The next day, 13 August, MID returns to its Saturday In Design roots, with complementary buses connecting intimate events, showroom locations and pop-up spaces across Richmond and Collingwood. Installations and sensory delights will transform spaces, along with showing of the best brands and new products. These spaces keep with MID’s famed rejection of the “regimented tradeshow”.

The Organiser

Founded in Sydney in 1999, Indesign Media Asia Pacific launched with Indesign magazine, envisioned as an architectural publication that would be at once world class and local. This ethic has since inspired all our publications, platforms and events – fiercely dedicated to our region and passionate about profiling, representing and celebrating the architecture and design industries, projects, cultures and communities of Australia and Asia – and bringing them onto the world stage. From one print magazine, Indesign Media Asia Pacific has evolved over 15 years to produce a stable of best-selling, influential print, digital and experiential platforms, including Indesign: The Event, Indesign magazine, Habitus, DQ, Indesignlive.comHabitusliving.com and more. This unparalleled cross-platform media reach celebrates architecture and design across the Asia Pacific, while also highlighting the incredible skill and quality of Australia’s own design and manufacture industry. Our offices are in Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Singapore. We have partnered with every major architecture and design industry body and product to curate unique content, and in our fifteenth year continue to represent, serve and celebrate the strong architecture and design network between Australia, Asia, and across the Asia Pacific region.

Indesign: The Event has been held annually in design centres across the Asia Pacific for over a decade. In every city, Indesign: The Event is distinguished by a coming together of boutique commercial design houses, international and regional, and leading creative figures from the architecture and design industry. Inspired by the idea that a design event should itself be highly designed, Indesign: The Event is immersive, curated and experiential.