MID 2016 was abuzz with excitement. Proudly supporting the very best of Australian design, Cafe Culture + Insitu showcased the work of 6 local designers: Anaesthetic I Anchor Ceramics I ChristelH I Didier I LifeSpaceJourney I Savage Design, and collaborated with them on The Project.

It was a jam-packed couple of days filled with all things design: new products, a design installation, a workplace design seminar, an Instagram competition and engaging with the architecture and design community as a whole.

NEW Product Collections
DUOMO wall and floor lights in aged brass were showcased, as well as the CONSTELLATION lights in aged brass and black, designed by Ben and Kiri Wahrlich for ANAESTHETIC.

Anchor Ceramics
HALO pendants in 'Southern Ice' porcelain and ceramic MINI POTTER lights, designed by Bruce Rowe for Anchor Ceramics were featured. A textured terracotta clad wall contrasted beautifully with the refined porcelain lights. 

JINDIE pendants using timber and reconstituted concrete were suspended above the TWEEDIE side tables, designed by Christel Hadiwibawa for ChristelH.

ELFIN stools in oak were featured, nestled around the LIQUEUR table in oak, designed by Ross Didier for Didier. The sumptuous leather BRYDIE lounge provided a comfortable place for our guests to relax on.

PIGGYBACK chairs and bar stools were showcased as were the CLAMP tables, designed by Luke Mills for LifeSpaceJourney. 

Savage Design
ALBERT furniture collection, SARAH shelving in brass, DAKOTA architectural hardware in brass and CRYSTAL dishes in brass and stainless steel, designed by Joel Savage and James Groom for Savage Design were all on show.

Design Collaboration - The Project Theme Evolution
The local designer collaboration resulted in the creation of the D-E-S-I-G-N installation that interpreted The Project theme: Evolution. Each local designer chose a letter to interpret the theme.

ev-o-lu-tion: a gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form.

D by Didier
E by ChristelH
S by LifeSpaceJourney
I by Anchor Ceramics
G by LifeSpaceJourney
N by Anaesthetic 

WorkLife Seminar: The War for Talent
An engaging discussion took place about workplace design and how design can foster a sense of community in a working environment. It was a full house in our showroom. Thanks to Max Thomson from Spitfire Control who moderated the panel of speakers: James Grose from BVN I Heidi Smith from Gray Puksand I Sue Fenton from Woods Bagot I Kellie Payne from Bates Smart.

Aussie-Inspired Cocktails + Gourmet Hot Dogs
L'Aperture and Woofys hydrated and fed our guests with Aussie-inspired cocktails: Surfers Paradise (Midori Splice), The Bushranger (Dark and Stormy) and Gold Rush (Australian Scotch), as well as with delicious gourmet hot dogs from their gorgeous drinks and food carts.

MID 2016 Competition
SNAP + TAG + WIN: Our guests turned into Instagram happy snappers in our Melbourne showroom. Insta images aplenty were printed out by Instathat once they tagged #ccimid2016. A sourvenir of their visit could be taken away and it also guaranteed entry into the competition to win one of six special prizes, designed by each of the very talented local designers. Congratulations to the winners of our MID 2016 Instagram competition:

1. Tanya Hillman - Associate at Geyer - for winning the BALA pendant by Anaesthetic.
2. Han Chua - Architect from Clarke Hopkins Clarke - for winning the CERAMIC planters in terracotta and grey by Anchor Ceramics.
3. Laura Green Interiors - for winning the HANGAR frame by ChristelH.
4. Whiting Architects - for winning the ELFIN stool in oak by Didier.
5. Substance Within Design - for winning the PIGGYBACK chair by LifeSpaceJourney.
6. Papillon Projects - for winning the CRYSTAL dishes in brass and stainless steel by Savage Design.

Please click here for more information on: Anaesthetic I Anchor Ceramics I ChristelH I Didier I LifeSpaceJourney I Savage Design.

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Melbourne Indesign: Fri 12 - Sat 13 August 2016 I Showroom Location: 77 Cromwell Street, Collingwood VIC 3066