#saturdayindesign

Design Conversations Are Back For Saturday Indesign! Don’t Miss Out!

If you knew better, you’d do better. That’s the premise of Indesign Media’s ‘Design Conversations’ series at Saturday Indesign. And you don’t want to miss this year’s line up!

We’ve assembled six panels of the most progressive designers, architects and thought leaders from Singapore and further afield. 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, you need to get yourself to 72-13 and the Tan Boon Liat Building on Saturday 12 October.

Listen, watch and join the conversation – there’ll be opportunities for you to ask questions at the end of each session.

So don’t wait! Log in to the Saturday Indesign registration portal now to reserve a seat. Standing room will also be available. Seats are filling fast!

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WORKPLACE FOCUS

New Pathways To Wellness At Work

Two new offices at the PLQ development have set high benchmarks for wellness and productivity at work. We explore the strategies for optimal human experience used by HASSELL and Lendlease at csuites, and by Siren Design and CBRE at CBRE’s own workplace.

Speakers:
Tamagin Blake-Smith (Principal, HASSELL), Richard Paine (Managing Director, Paya Lebar Quarter, Lendlease), Peter Andrew (Executive Director, Workplace Strategies Asia Pacific, CBRE) and Penny Sloane (Singapore Managing Director, Siren Design)

Moderator:
Narelle Yabuka (Editor, Cubes & Indesignlive.sg)

Time:
10:30am – 11:15am

Location:
Curated Space @ Theatreworks, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road

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RETAIL FOCUS

Today’s Retail Dynamics – Who’s Driving Consumer Experience?

We all know that online retail has affected physical stores. But how are online retail experiences influencing customer-brand interaction in the spatial realm? What are the new power dynamics in the retail experience and how are retail designers shaping the new frontier with customers?

Speakers:
Ken Yuktasevi (Founder, Parable Studio), Leong Hon Kit (Founding Partner, Wynk Collaborative) and Stephen Jones (Director – China, Regional Chair, Woods Bagot)

Moderator:
Narelle Yabuka (Editor, Cubes & Indesignlive.sg)

Time:
11:30am – 12:15pm

Location:
Curated Space @ Theatreworks, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road

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RESIDENTIAL FOCUS

Innovative Strategies For HDB And Apartment Living

There’s plenty of space for innovation within HDB flats and private apartments. Hear from four of Singapore’s leading designers and architects about the novel frameworks for living they’ve created in residential interiors.

 

Speakers:
Quck Zhong Yi (Partner, ASOLIDPLAN), Dennis Cheok (Creative Director, UPSTAIRS_), Jonathan Poh (Principal Architect, Provolk Architects) and Howard Wee (Founder, 7 Interior Architecture)

Moderator:
Vanitha Pavapathi (Assistant Editor, Lookbox Living)

Time:
12:30pm – 1:15pm

Location:
Location: Journey East, 315 Outram Rd, #03-02 Tan Boon Liat Building

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BUSINESS OF DESIGN FOCUS

Designpreneurship In A Challenging Market

Innovative practice models, nimble operatives, and overseas expansions. We will pick the brains of three early-to-mid-career designers/architects who are forging unique paths in practice through their own studios. What are their gateways to success in a tough market?

Speakers:
Pan Yi Cheng (Creative Director, Produce & Principal Architect, Type 0 Architects), Toh Yah Li (Principal, Light Collab) and Goy Zhenru (Principal Architect, Goy Architects)

Moderator:
Asih Jenie (Assistant Editor, Cubes & Indesignlive.sg)

Time:
2:00pm – 2:45pm

Location:
Vitra, 315 Outram Rd, #14-08 Tan Boon Liat Building

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HOSPITALITY FOCUS

Tourist Or Global Citizen? Designing Hospitality In The Climate-Change Era

Hotels are adapting to sustainable practices in operational terms (to larger and lesser extents), but what can designers and architects do to create the conditions for conscious, low-impact hospitality experiences through the buildings and spaces we holiday in? Should we be designing for global citizens, not tourists? How?

 

Speakers:
Maria Warner Wong (Design Director, WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design), Teo Su Seam (Partner, LTW Designworks) and Hossein Rezai (Director, Web Structures)

Moderator:
Narelle Yabuka (Editor, Cubes & Indesignlive.sg)

Time:
3:15pm – 4:00pm

Location:
Curated Space @ Theatreworks, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road

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DEBATE

Designers Are Lazy When It Comes To Sustainability

There’s no shortage of information about how the output of designers and architects could be more sustainable. So why don’t more of us achieve it? Are designers lazy, or are there other factors at play? The legendary debate team from 2017 returns to Saturday Indesign to battle it out. Hold on to your seats, because it’s going to be a wild ride!

Speakers:
Arguing ‘for’ – Tan Szue Hann (Managing Director, MINIWIZ Singapore) and Joshua Comaroff (Design Consultant, Lekker Architects);
Arguing ‘against’ – Razvan Ghilic-Micu (Associate, HASSELL) and Hunn Wai (Co-founder & Creative Director, Lanzavecchia + Wai)

Moderator:
Narelle Yabuka (Editor, Cubes & Indesignlive.sg)

Time:
5:00pm – 5:45pm

Location:
Curated Space @ Theatreworks, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road

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There’ll be plenty of other activities happening through the day. See the line up here, and do check back for updates as the program expands in the lead up to 12 October!

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If you haven’t already registered for Saturday Indesign, get out from behind that rock and do it now! We want you to be part of the conversation and community on Saturday 12 October. See you there!

Photo of Leong Hon Kit by Jovian Lim; Quck Zhong Yi by Food & Shelter; Dennis Cheok by Benny Wong; Hossein Rezai by DesignSingapore; Tan Szue Hann by Khoo Guojie.