Let us let you in on a little secret: Super Design is not just a pretty face… it packs a serious educational punch and is here to bring the latest knowledge directly to you.
In between our exclusive showroom tours and product launches, we’ve curated a tailored knowledge program spearheaded by the industry’s leading names. They’ll combine their experience and expertise to deliver a program that will arm you with local, regional and global insights that will put you across architecture and design’s latest developments and forecast what’s coming up around the corner.
Ready to learn more? We’ve curated our top picks of Super Design’s most insightful and educational activations below. We’ll tell you what they are and whose involved, so all you have to do is register for the session and drink that knowledge in.
Best of design insights
Flokk presents: Out of Office: the New Working Culture
Never before have we spent so much time working out of the office. As home, civic and public spaces adapt to meet our competing work-life needs, we see a complex blending of typologies that indeed filters right back into the workplace. Where will it all land?
In this session, Simon Pole (Unispace), Sue Fenton (Woods Bagot), Kirsti Simpson (HASSELL) and Nic Brunsdon (Nic Brunsdon) analyses those rapid shifts to forecast a future of hybrid spaces.
This session is brought to you by Flokk, whose passion and dedication to workplace furniture positions them at the forefront of discovering and creating the designs that improve people’s well-being and performance.
Porta presents: Well, Designed: Health and Wellbeing in Post-Pandemic Times
Personal wellness has never felt so important. More than just a lifestyle pursuit, health and wellbeing has quickly become an everyday imperative for home, work, and within the public sphere.
Join Alicia McKimm (Golden), Dale O’Brien (Gray Puksand), Richard Healy (Bates Smart) and Lisa Gasperotti (Porta Mouldings) as we explore the meaning of wellness in a post-pandemic world, how biophilic design can influence our lives for the better and how designers are creating a roadmap for better living going forward.
This session is brought to you by Porta, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of decorative timber products to the home improvement, building, trade and commercial sectors.
Inlite presents: Light Bulb Moment
Architectural lighting has the power to really shape and transform a space. All too often it is considered as an after-thought. But what if it were your first consideration? This session looks at how lighting can be used as an intelligent design tool, and a primary source of inspiration in the initial stages of concept design.
Join panel members Mark Talbot (Architectus), Donn Salisbury (Electrolight), Danilo Mandelli (Delta Light N.V.) and Pascale Gomes-McNabb (PGM Design) and Moderator Andre Tammes (Design Matrix) for this illuminating session.
This session is brought to you by Inlite, a leading supplier of architectural lighting in Australia and New Zealand. Serving the architectural, design and engineering community, Inlite provides detailed, specialist lighting solutions, offering the very best in technical expertise, innovation, service and delivery.
Best of sustainability
V-ZUG presents: Beyond Carbon Neutral
Sustainability might be a given in modern-day design terms, but there are many ways to be sustainable and make a positive impact. Featuring panellists Liam Wallis (HIP V. HYPE), Rebecca Trenorden (Carr), Jan O’Connor (Environa) and David Kaunitz (Kaunitz Yeung Architecture), this session is your chance to take a layered look at sustainability in design. From client-driven values to process, practice and outcome. We go wide to look at the bigger picture, before diving down into the finer detail.
This session is brought to you by V-ZUG who have offered luxury lifestyle solutions from Switzerland since 1913.
Tint presents: Love Local
Sourcing local materials, finishes and furniture has become de rigueur. But is it a priority? In today’s local design and manufacturing economy, what are the pros and cons of ‘keeping it local’? In this panel we ask Todd Hammond (Hammond Studio), Jean-Pierre Biasol (Biasol), Lily Goodwin (Pattern Studio), Alice Nadja Sehovic (Architects EAT) and Djordje Dikic (Tint Paint) what is feeding growing consumer demand? And what are the opportunities and challenges that arise from building supply while keeping it local?
This session is brought to you by Tint, a technology company who have their hearts, minds and brushes in paint to help make decorating spaces fun, simple and rewarding.
Artisan presents: Discover Artisan: Crafted by Hand, Inspired by Nature
“We have known wood our entire life, from the forest we played in as children…” – Fadil
The ?ostovi? family grew up surrounded by forest in the former Yugoslavia – made up of five brothers and a hardworking mother. The eldest of the five boys, heavily influenced by his grandfather who was a self-taught craftsman continued the legacy and love of wood.
This session shares the story of Artisan founder Fadil ?ostovi?, whose family’s appreciation and multi-generational connection to wood not only survived family tragedy and war but has gone on to become an award-winning design and innovation manufacturer located in Bosnia, which specialises in the manual production of high-quality furniture made from solid wood, their insistence on manual artisan work is what sets them apart. Artisan’s passion and understanding of the timber used resonates within each piece the craftsmen’s hand’s touch.
“Artisan is a realisation of my dreams” – Fadil
Best of the design process
Tilt Industrial Design presents: Meeting of Minds: John Wardle and Durbach Block Jaggers in Conversation with Jan Henderson
In this session renowned architect John Wardle and Camilla and Neil from Durbach Block Jaggers come together to discuss Sydney’s new Phoenix Central Park.
This extraordinary gallery and performance space originated with a flexible, open-ended brief. In this intimate one-hour session, we gain rare insight from both architect and client, as they discuss the inception and fruition of this once-in-a-lifetime project.
This session is brought to you by Tilt Industrial Design, whose team of dedicated and experienced industrial designers, fabricators and engineers, push the boundaries to work with the latest technologies, materials and manufacturing techniques to help our clients achieve innovative design outcomes.
Sculptform presents: The Winning Process
What does it take to design an award-winning project? Does it begin at the briefing end, or does it come down to clever awards submissions? We hear first-hand from the designers, suppliers and end users who have led projects from concept through to award-win.
Leone Lorrimer (GHDWoodhead Australia), Greg Hogg (Hogg & Lamb), Tristan Wong (SJB) and Jeremy Napier (Sculptform) will share their insights into the vision and process that put their projects top of the game, and help you understand how to achieve industry recognition for your work.
This session is brought to you by Sculptform, who work with leading architects, designers and builders to develop wall and ceiling solutions using their highly customisable range of modular lining systems.
Neolith presents: The Culture of Collaboration
In this live session, moderator Alice Blackwood is joined by Olivia Lee (Olivia Lee), Nathan Karpenko (CDK Stone) and Andrea Johnston (Neolith) for an exploration of collaboration and the beauty of stone. Olivia Lee will take audiences through the process and narrative behind a special one-off product created through a collaboration with CDK Stone and Neolith.
On display in the CDK showroom, this must-attend event is an exclusive look at the story behind the design, the material and the deeply authentic creative process of one of the region’s best young designers.
This session is brought to you by Neolith, the market leading Sintered Stone brand offering a high performance architectural surface made of a 100% natural material. Neolith is all about design, versatility, durability and sustainability with a mission to offer pioneer innovative products along with the highest quality service, to meet the needs and demands of the architecture and interior design worlds.
Best of product insights
Didier presents: Interior Landscaping with the New Puffalo Universal Group
After the successful introduction of the deluxe Puffalo lounging, Ross Didier has extended the collection and created a significant new modular program called the Puffalo Universal Group. Be there as the collection is officially launched!
Universal Group brings a softer and more human centric approach to non-residential interiors including a broad selection of sofa modules, desking, ottomans, tablet tables and partition screens, where the pieces can be simply joined-together then reconfigured without any specialist skills or tools. Made in Melbourne and endlessly adaptable, this versatile furniture collection offers boundless inspiration for creating interior landscapes from the largest communal environments to the smallest private pods, allowing designers to freely tailor distinctive configurations and play with fabrics, colours, materials, and timber finishes.
Euroluce presents: Light Stories
Let Euroluce take you on a virtual tour of their newly refurbished flagship studio in Sydney. This interactive tour will explore the entire showroom space, created to inspire, bring ideas of creativity and showcase today’s most iconic and globally acclaimed luminaire designs.
Discover classic products from brands such as Flos, Reggiani, Oluce, Wästberg, Yamagiwa and Tala. We will walk you through the inspiration behind the design and the award-winning designers such as Michael Anastassiades, Vico Magistretti, Patricia Urquiola, Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and many more.
Great Dane presents: How Great Dane Creates
Great Dane Furniture passionately supports Scandinavian ideals, both in design and craftsmanship.
This session provides a window into the universe of their suppliers, makers and designers and Great Dane’s unique connection to these treasured traditions. See inside the workshop of dk3 with founder, Jacob Plejdrup; hear Sofie Refer from Nuura speak about her connection with nordic nature and how it influences her design process; learn the complexities of what’s involved in pleating a Le Klint lamp shade and explore a showroom tour by Inoda + Sveje from their design studio in the heart of Milano.