The premier buying and networking event for furniture, homewares, lighting, home décor and artwork, Decor + Design returns to Melbourne in July for its 14th year. Held from 20 to 23 July, the event will run alongside the Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF) and is set to attract more than 11,000 visitors over its four-day schedule. Interiors Addict is proud to be this year’s media partner.
“We are very excited about Decor + Design and AIFF 2017. 2016 was a fantastic year with 10 per cent growth in attendance. 2017’s exhibition has grown by 20 per cent and has already almost sold out, so visitors can expect many high-quality exhibitors showcasing inspiring new products at the event this year,” says Chris May, event director of organisers Informa Australia.
The program includes the popular international seminar series where industry leaders from around the world will discuss the latest developments in their fields. “Decor + Design and AIFF are more than just an exhibition, we look to give our visitors and exhibitors an experience which they can use in their professions every day. We provide tools and resources to broaden horizons and expand networks, to open doors to creatives around the world,” says Chris.
Trend enthusiasts will be thrilled to hear about the trend hub – a dedicated area where interactive design-led activity and future design trend information will be available. There will also be daily trend tours.
A great springboard for Australian designers, small studios and artists, Design Laneway & Wall Street (formerly Design: Bazaar) will return for its third year while AIFF loves Homemade will focus on Australian made furniture and joinery designers and makers.
Perhaps the highlight on the schedule, the VIVID Design Competition will run again this year. “Known for launching the careers of many Australian design luminaries and nurturing Australia’s emerging design talent, VIVID has already unearthed over 700 designers and with 2017 marking the 14th year of VIVID, our hopes are high for even more innovative and creative designs from around the country,” says VIVID 2017 curator, Daniel Dalla Riva of Latitude Group.
Melbourne Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf VIC, 3003
Thursday 20 July, 10am – 5pm
Friday 21 July, 10am – 5pm
Saturday 22 July, 10am – 4pm
Sunday 23 July, 10am – 3pm