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Meet and engage with the professional interior design industry 

SBID Meet the Buyer is a premium, trade-only networking event specifically designed for the interior design industry and carefully curated to bring together high profile Interior Designers, Architects and Specifiers with the most creative, advanced and design-led product suppliers.

Showcase your brand, discuss upcoming projects and exhibit your products and solutions directly to esteemed industry buyers and decision-makers. The exclusive one-day event provides an dynamic and lucrative business environment with 20 face-to-face meetings scheduled to create, encourage and facilitate introductions that build key relationships within the interior design profession.

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Meet and engage with the professional interior design industry 

SBID Meet the Buyer is a premium, trade-only networking event specifically designed for the interior design industry and carefully curated to bring together high profile Interior Designers, Architects and Specifiers with the most creative, advanced and design-led product suppliers.

Showcase your brand, discuss upcoming projects and exhibit your products and solutions directly to esteemed industry buyers and decision-makers. The exclusive one-day event provides an dynamic and lucrative business environment with 20 face-to-face meetings scheduled to create, encourage and facilitate introductions that build key relationships within the interior design profession.

Enquire to book a place

Gallery Collectional is a high-end design gallery located in Dubai’s Eden House. Opened in 2022, it is Dubai and the region’s first-ever permanent gallery showcasing collectible design, and it has since taken the lead as a regional authority. With a concentration on commissioned and limited-edition pieces, the gallery fuses a traditional gallery with a high-end design concept. Gallery Collectional offers more than just furniture, presenting unique pieces many consider works of art.

The gallery ethos is to provide a handpicked range of items only produced in small quantities by forming connections with well-known designers from around the region and the world to create rarer treasures and one-of-a-kind pieces that match the vision of a discerning clientele. This is achieved through the gallery’s extensive network of designers and brands.

High-end furniture, lighting, and various works of art are among the exclusively commissioned pieces vetted by a team of experts at Collectional, ensuring they meet the highest standards. Collections at the gallery are constantly changing with every season, and adding new pieces to the gallery is an ongoing story that evolves with every collaboration or artistic vision.

The gallery has also hosted various artists from around the region and the world, showcasing their work, artistry, and the inspiration behind their ideas. These events have been instrumental in bringing together clients and artists to interact in understanding the creative process and vision behind many pieces.

Unlike anything in the region, Gallery Collectional has become the standard for collectible design and a reference point among regional and international buyers—a destination for people who value one-of-a-kind collectible pieces.

Picture Credit: COLLECTIONAL

Location: Eden House

About COLLECTIONAL

Gallery COLLECTIONAL presents exclusive commissioned design pieces and a curated selection of our favorite art and design from around the globe. Along with its Design Platform offers a comprehensive turnkey solution for projects, including services to support interior design and procurement for furniture, lighting, surfaces and décor that vary in size and spans across the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) and beyond.

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This week’s instalment of the Project of the Week series features an immersive exhibition space design by 2022 SBID Awards Finalist, Torden & Lynild.

The museum Øhavsmuseet is situated in Faaborg, surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes of Denmark. The nature around Faaborg is unique and very varied with ice age landscapes, wooded areas, and the archipelago. In the summer of 2021, Øhavsmuseet opened a new, innovative exhibition concept ‘Discover Yourself’. The exhibition is about the importance of nature for humans of today and for our ancestors.

Discover Yourself’ consist of five immersive spaces: ‘The Hill’, ‘The Bog’, ‘The Forest’, ‘The Sea’ and ‘The Human Nature’ which also represent five ages: the Stone Age, the Iron Age, the Middle Ages, the 19th century, and the present. Throughout the exhibition sound, light, films, scents, artefacts, etc. give the visitor a varied experience.

The exhibition is designed to convey both cultural and natural history. But it is very much a sensorial experience, which also takes elements from the science center tradition and mixes this with a very aesthetic approach to exhibition design. This way the exhibition has attracted a wide audience, including many guests who do not belong to the ‘usual museum segment’.

SBID Awards Category: Public Space

Practice: Torden & Lynild

Project: Discover Yourself

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

What was the client’s brief? 

The design brief was to create a new, innovative exhibition concept in a disused warehouse at the harbor in the atmospheric old town. The aim of the exhibition was to give the audience a sense of the importance of nature for humans of today and for our ancestors. Nature has always played a central part in the lives of humans. However, in course of time, industrialization and urbanization have estranged us from the very same nature. Part of the design brief was to give the visitors an opportunity to reconnect with nature as well as with our common roots.

The client wanted an immersive experience, where guests would have no need for prior knowledge to visit the exhibition. Everyone should be able to walk in from the street and have an exciting and educational experience. It was also important for the client to create an exhibition which stimulates all senses. An exhibition that addresses the body, the brain, and the imagination.

What inspired the design of the project?

The landscapes of this part of Denmark is amazing. One of the most inspiring experiences during the development of the exhibition was a trip to some of those magic nature places.To inspire us at the beginning of the process, two of the museum curators took the design team from Torden & Lynild on a see to the highlights of the region. They showed us a very atmospheric forest with a lot of burial mounds, a beautiful place by the see and a large area with ice age hills. This experience truly kicked us off creatively.

What was the toughest hurdle your team overcame during the project?

A bit more than halfway through the process we had a big hurdle, as the construction company which were supposed to build the whole exhibition told us that they could not manage in time. Luckily, we found another very skilled contractor and with only a minor delay we managed to complete an exhibition of extremely high standard.

What was your team’s highlight of the project?

We are very happy that the public has received the exhibition so well. The museum had set their success criteria to reach 10.000 visitors in the first half year and they reached this goal.  As part of the qualitative evaluation of the project carried out by an external consulting firm, it has also been concluded that the audience is very enthusiastic about the exhibition and especially happy with the sensorial, physical, and engaging elements. Also we are proud and honoured that the exhibition received four nominations for international design awards including the SBID International Design Award.

Why did you enter the SBID Awards?

We had noticed SBID Awards because some of the most esteemed Design Companies have had the honor of winning the prize, which inspired us to submit this project. SBID is a very prestigious award and it seemed like a great opportunity to present the work of Torden & Lynild.

Questions answered by Sigrid Bennike, CEO and Scenographer, Torden & Lynild.

We hope you feel inspired by this week’s design!

If you missed the last instalment of Project of the Week, featuring a luxurious residential villa design by Emara Design, click here to read it.

Her Majesty Queen Azizah of Malaysia returns to London Craft Week 2023 with Abstract Nature, an exhibition that showcases Malaysia’s rich cultural landscape through its extraordinary craft traditions.

Designed and curated by Judith Clark alongside architect Ryan Cook, the exhibition will highlight craft skills that have their roots in the country’s indigenous communities. The installation itself inspired by traditional Malaysian architecture’s proportions, will include master craftsmen at work as well as providing interactive workshops for visitors.

Workshops:

Ikat Iban – discover the Sacred Iban Pua’ Kumbu from Sarawak, Malaysia

Bunga Moyang – learn to plait Ancestral Flowers with Mah Meri Tribe, Malaysia

Sarawak Basketry – discover Sarawak Basketry with Master Craftswoman Senia

Keringkam – a Historical Journey with Sarawak’s Lady Brooke and Keringkam

Beading – make your own Tribal Beading souvenir

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An opening reception with speaker programme will take place to celebrate the New York Eleven Plus (NY11+) Student Interior Design exhibition.

Principal Partners and Design Directors from prestigious Healthcare Institutions and Architectural Interior Design Studios (specializing in Spas/Wellness Hospitality Projects) will have a lively discussion on the topic of “Wellness Interiors” with Student Representatives from the participating colleges and universities.

Panelists include:

Nancie Min, Design Director Clodagh Design

Elsie St Leger, Healthcare Designer/Project Manager

Laura Constantin, NYS CID Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Jonsara Ruth, Design Director Healthy Materials Lab

Sarah Levine,CIDQ Principal ZGF Architects, IIDA NY Chapter President

Addison Hansen, ASID Student Representative

The NY11+ Exhibition, ‘Wellness of Interior Design’ will be at the Port Authority Midtown Bus Terminal until 30th April where the work of interior design students are to be displayed to educate the public on the benefits and potential of studying and practicing interior design.

The focus of the exhibit will be to highlight one of the most relevant issues of our day and entitled: HEALTH+SAFETY+WELFARE=WELLNESS. These representative
institutions include Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT SUNY); New York School of Interior Design (NYSID); Parsons The New School (SCE); Pratt Institute; School of Visual Arts (SVA) and Villa Maria College.

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Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe (CSIE) caters exclusively to the European cruise interior design industry.

Taking place at London’s ExCeL, the highly focused exhibition and conference provides a gateway for the cruise interiors supply chain to meet with Europe’s most esteemed cruise lines, designers, and shipyards. Discover the innovation and creativity from over 200 exhibiting design studios, outfitters, and interior suppliers.

Cruise Conversation Live will feature an esteemed speaker panel as they discuss the industry key topics. With a unique focus on Europe’s luxury ocean, river, and expedition cruising, the two-day conference programme will leave attendees feeling inspired and ready to conquer their next project.

Register for your complimentary pass HERE.

 

The UK has the second largest design industry in the world and is the largest in Europe and lighting is a vital aspect of the design industry and the design process.

To cater for this sector, LiGHT 22 is a curated, boutique lighting exhibition for specifiers and designers brought to you [d]arc media, publishers of arc and darc magazines, and the team behind the incredibly popular [d]arc awards and [d]arc sessions, with an in-depth knowledge of the lighting specification sector.

Held at the stunning Business Design Centre in Islington, London, LiGHT 22 will revive the lighting design and specification exhibition that has been lacking for too long.

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Meet and engage with the professional interior design industry 

The SBID Meet the Buyer is an interior design networking event curated to bring together world class Interior Designers, Architects and Specifiers with the most creative, advanced and design-led products from around the world. Inivting SBID’s extensive network of industry professionals, the esclusive one day annual event provides a dynamic and lucrative business environment carefully tailored to create, encourage and facilitate synergies that build key relationships within the interior design profession. Alongside dedicated, face-to-face meetings with interior designers and decision-makers, the event also features a series of topical industry-specific seminars to attend throughout the day.

SBID Members earn 10 x CPD Points for attending.

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Design Shanghai is one of the world’s most prestigious international design events and Asia’s premier design event. Constantly breaking new ground, it has set a precedent in China’s ever-growing design community. Showcasing the best design brands and galleries from across the globe, Design Shanghai provides a unique and exciting platform to network and establish long-term business relations with Asia’s top architects, interior designers, property developers, retailers and private buyers.

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