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20 things to see and do at Saturday Indesign

Don’t miss out on these exciting activities and programmes come 12 October. Plus, amazing prizes to be won!

Text by Asih Jenie

Here is a list of spectacular activities and programs to look forward to (so far) on 12 October and how to best plan your visit.


It’s always our pleasure to match and connect designers with brands and retails and witness what come out of the encounters. Come 12 October you’ll be busy ‘gramming, interacting and admiring these installations.

#1 The Cinnamon Room x Fraction
Saturday Indesign The Cinnamon Room x Fraction 02

The Cinnamon Room will partner with design studio Fraction for a vertical installation made with all manner of soft furnishing. Think a plush oasis with vibrant colours and exquisite textures from carpets, cushions and more.
Where: Curated Space, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, all day 

#2 Journey East x Wynk Collaborative x Feral x UPSTAIRS_
Saturday Indesign Journey East x Wynk Collaborative x Feral x UPSTAIRS_

In addition to hosting one of our Design Conversation series,  Journey East will also present a few installations spread throughout the showroom by some of Singapore’s best emerging young practices: Wynk Collaborative, Feral and UPSTAIRS_.
Where: Journey East, Tan Boon Liat Building #03-02, all day

#3 Flokk Asia
Saturday Indesign Flokk Asia

Using raw materials and story-boards, Flokk will paint a comprehensive picture of thoughts and challenges faced by designers when it comes to executing sustainable furniture design. This installation is inspired by Flokk’s presentation at the Stockholm Furniture Fair this year, which was designed by Hunting & Narud.
Where: Curated Space, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, all day 

#4 Brix By Luxxbox
Saturday Indesign Brixx by Luxxbox

Luxxbox will debut its latest and greatest acoustic solution Brix during Saturday Indesignm and the brand has planned a special stage for the product. Expect an amazing spatial installation!
Where: Curated Space, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, all day 

#5 Kreon x studiogoto
Staurday Indesign kreon x studiogoto

Kreon offers timeless and innovative lighting concepts, initiating a dialogue with and between architectural structures. For Saturday Indesign, Kreon will create a breathtaking ceiling installation in collaboration with studiogoto at the curated space.  This marks the second time Kreon teams up with studiogoto and they promise a breathtaking experience. Don’t miss it!
Where: Curated Space, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, all day 

#6 Nat Maks By Bode Fabrics & Furnishings
Saturday Indesign Bode

Bode Fabrics & Furnishings will launch the beautifully vibrant wallpaper collection from Nat Maks during Saturday Indesign. And this much vibrancy demands an equally fancy set up, don’t you think? Pop over to see the installation!
Where: Bode Fabrics & Furnishing, Tan Boon Liat Building #05-10, all day

#7 A World Of Colours by Hassan’s Carpets

Hassan’s Carpets will welcome visitors to a vibrant world of colours with an installation that will both boost your Insta-credit and impart useful tips to take care of your rugs.
Where: Hassan’s Carpets, Tan Boon Liat Building #02-06, all day


#8 Design Conversations
Saturday Indesign Design Conversations

Don’t miss these highly anticipated learning opportunities with leading thinkers. If you want to tap into the latest thinking about design for workplace, retail, residential interiors and hospitality, as well as ‘business of design’ and sustainability issues. Log in to the Saturday Indesign registration portal now to reserve a seat. Standing room will also be available. Seats are filling fast!
Where: 72-13 and the Tan Boon Liat Building, all day, free with registration. Limited Seats. Register here

In addition to our signature Design Conversation series, you can also join these insightful sessions organised by our exhibitors. Entries are free with registration.

#9 Panel Talk: Chinese Furniture and Asian Imagery in Art Saturday Indesign Emperors Attic

Join Emperor’s Attic owner Chantal Travers and designers Deborah McKellar and Louise Hill for a panel discussion on the topic of Chinese Furniture and Asian Imagery In Art.
Where: Emperor’s Attic, #01-10 Tan Boon Liat Building, 10:30 – 11:00 am, free with registration. Limited Seats. Register here.

#10 Artist Talk: Samantha Redfern

Hear artist Samantha Redfern’s advice on how to choose the right contemporary art within your budget at LivingwithArt’s showroom.
Where: LivingwithArt Singapore, #02-05 Tan Boon Liat Building, 11:00 – 11:30 am, free with registration. Limited Seats. Register here

#11 Designer Talk: Brandon Yeo Yiliang

Hear INDE.Awards Launch Pad 2018 regional winner Brandon Yeo Yiliang speak about the thinking and processes behind his upcoming collection for local brand Ipse Ipsa Ipsum at Sam & Sara’s showroom.
Where: Sam & Sara, #11-02 Tan Boon Liat Building, 11:30am – 12:00 pm, free with registration. Limited seats. Register here

#12 Designer Talk: Jeremy Sun

Hear Jeremy Sun from Orcadesign Consultants speak about the thinking and processes behind his designs for The Straits Collection by local brand Ipse Ipsa Ipsum at Sam & Sara’s showroom.
Where: Sam & Sara, #11-02 Tan Boon Liat Building, 03:00 – 03:00 pm, free with registration. Limited seats. Register here

#13 Designer Talks: AR_T Project by P5 Studio x Frag
Saturday Indesign P5 Studio x Frag AR_T chair

P5 Studio has teamed up with Italian brand Frag to work with local designers in a deconstruction/reconstruction project using the Ele Side Chair. Hear from five of the designers about what they’ve created: Architology, Right Angle Studio, Studio Wills + Architects, Formwerkz Architects and Parenthesis.
Where: Curated Space, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, 04:00 – 04:30 pm

Workshops & Demos

#14 A Local Breakfast To Start The Day

Enjoy some toast paired with hot coffee during this exclusive workshop by SMEG, introducing their toaster and coffee machines and how you can make the perfect local breakfast for yourself, before starting your day.
Where: Commune, #11-09 Tan Boon Liat Building 10:00 – 11:00 am

#15 Smoothies To Keep You Powered Up

Understand how to use SMEG blenders to make yourself some yummy smoothies for a perk-me-up during hot and sleepy afternoons.
Where: Commune, #11-09 Tan Boon Liat Building 01:30 – 02:30 pm

#16 Artist Demo at LivingwithArt

Catch art in the making courtesy of a mystery artist at LivingwithArt showroom.
Where: LivingwithArt, #02-05 Tan Boon Liat Building, 03:30 – 04:00 pm

#17 English Tea Time For An Afternoon Pick-Me-Up

Enjoy a cuppa with some simple teatime treats and light bites, while understanding how to use SMEG’s powerful stand mixers and stylish kettles to be the perfect teatime host, especially when you’re strapped for time and have a busy schedule.
Where: Commune, #11-09 Tan Boon Liat Building, 03:30 – 04:00 pm

#18 Stylish Workshop With Caroline Chin-Geyler

Learn how to style your dining table and sideboard in a 45-minute masterclass by Caroline Chin-Geyler and the Arete Culture team. Prep your questions for a 15-minute Q&A at the end!
Where: Arete Culture, #06-01 Tan Boon Liat Building, 04:00 – 05:00 pm, free with registration. Register here

Announcing Soon

#19 The Art Of Effortless Ikebana With Bloomen

Learn how to create your very own floral arrangement with Fritz Hansen’s iconic Jaime Hayon-designed Ikebana vase from floral design duo Bloomen.
Where: Fritz Hansen Lounge, #13-08 Tan Boon Liat Building, timing and registration TBA

#20 #TBLshelfie Competition

What’s a shelfie? It’s a picture of a perfectly styled shelf, styled by you, and you can win amazing prizes! A number of Saturday Indesign exhibitors at Tan Boon Liat Building are participating in this competition. The rules are simple but the list of prizes is long so it deserves its own post, so watch this space!
Where: Various showrooms, Tan Boon Liat Building

Stay tuned for more announcements on the Saturday Indesign line up. Are you still marinating in FOMO? Put yourself out of your misery and register now! See you on the other side.

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