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In quiet little Chippendale, there lies a vibrant design space that spins with the unquestionably cutting edge theory of DesignByThem and, simultaneously, the playful attitude of its Redfern neighbours.

Celebrating the new furniture design showroom, DesignByThem played host to one of Sydney InDesign's renowned roundtable discussions, presented by DQ Magazine.

The evening's panelists; industry experts Brenton Smith, Joe Farage, Kirsten Stanisich, Rachel Oakley, Richard Weinman, Nick Karlovasitis and Sarah Gibson; discussed the topics of cross industry practice, power personalities and learning creativity. Attendees included a wide segment of interior designers, architects, furniture designers and design students alike. Four Pillars gin and tonics with Ruby Red Grapefruit were served on arrival, to stimulate those creative juices. Also showcased were newly launched designs by Trent Jansen, Tom Fereday, Jon Goulder and Seaton Mckeon.

Sydney InDesign is a branch of the international InDesign initiative, creating experiences for designers and consumers to come together on mutual values of the design approach to design itself - immersive, curated and experiential. DesignByThem is an Australian made and produced brand that works to bring together talented creatives under the values of local environmental sustainability.

In collaboration, we see an overarching focus on ethical local design and production, and a passion for the ways in which thoughtful, beautiful design can contribute to modern day society. As such, these round table discussions are events that are highly valued by the community - prime platforms on which to explore the the skill and authenticity of Australian design and manufacturing - a topic that we have always been exceedingly passionate about.

Photos by Ash Corbett.

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