So, Saturday in Design was on in Sydney this weekend… and you know I loved last year’s event in Melbourne so so much… so I figured I should check out the Sydney version this year. But, I must admit I was a little teeny tiny bit disappointed :(
Don’t get me wrong – there was lots to see, and as usual each participating showroom made a huge effort to entertain, with product launches, beautiful custom displays and installations, catering, drinks and coffee… but… it just lacked some kind of buzz! I just couldn’t help but compare to last year’s fantastic efforts and atmosphere – remember Format Furniture’s amazing red tulips? Now that was special! Also, the shuttle buses between venues this year were much less reliable than in previous years – there never seemed to be one when I needed one, so I found myself walking and cabbing the whole day. Blah.
ANYWAY you know me, I still found some fabulous things to get excited about :) My favourite showrooms were Spence and Lyda, Ke-Zu and Hub… and the coveted Design Files best catering award (!!) this year goes to Schiavello! Hee. Nothing like a mini-hamburger to get me excited.
Enjoy the eye-candy below!
Ke-Zu child labour! ha, no not really… but it was a bit cute to have a 10 year old manning the lift to the second floor… and then his another little helper scanning visitors in at the entrance! Hope they got some good pocket money for their efforts!
Hub – Am completely obsessed with Patricia Urquiola’s Shanghai Tip sofas. Beautiful. Also Hub’s accessories and ceramics… always stunning. And actually mostly quite reaosnably priced.
Stylecraft was popping with people early at 10.30am! Fab installations… freshly squeezed juice… And a chair giveaway too!