Saturday in Design (SiD) is an annual trade event for the design community, which began in Sydney in 2003, and now alternates each year between Sydney and Melbourne. It involves Australia’s premier designer furniture, finishes, fixtures and lighting showrooms opening their doors on a Saturday to allow architects, designers, students and design-savvy members of the public to enjoy the products they specify, in a showroom environment.
This year Indesignlive readers and SiD visitors were given the chance to vote for their favourite installation, and we pleased to announce the favourite Project installation winner is the stunning foliage created for Tappeti, Viabizzuno and Envoy by HASSELL's Bradhly Le, Joel Sampson and Nasim Eshraghi in collaboration with UNSW Interior Architecture students!
Eight Yellow Pages and many, many painstaking hours in the making, the intricate design stretched up three flights of stairs to cover the showrooms in creeping paper leaves, bringing the three companies together through the shared motif.
Inspired by the concept of upcycling, the team also needed to find something that was going to work and something that [they] could get without having to pay for it – hence the Yellow Pages was chosen, creating new life and use out of an object that is normally discarded and left to waste.
Congratulations to our Interior Architecture students involved in creating this beautiful work!!
Image caption: Emily Cheung and Pauline Golebiowski, UNSW Interior Architecture