The much-anticipated Decor + Design and Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF) will return to Melbourne from 14-to-17 July with 250+ exhibitors and a stellar line-up of speakers. The number one trade event for the design and furniture industry, it will showcase the latest in furniture, soft furnishings, lighting, textiles and art.
“We’re excited to bring Australia’s premier networking and buying event for the design industry back to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre in 2022. This industry is all about the senses and experiencing products in real life – something we’ve all sorely missed over the past couple of years!” says the event director Chris May.
An important annual destination for retailers, interior designers, decorators and architects, this year’s event will feature a fabulous array of exhibitors including Cromwell, Warwick Fabrics, Wisteria Design, Tantra, LaForma Australia, James Stewart Furniture, Vetro Furniture, LaGrolla, Satara, AC Stone, Dixie Cummings, Master Pacific, Himolla, HTL, Furnx Home Interiors, M Lily, M Design, Vivin Imports and many more.
A highlight of the event, the Seminar Series at Decor + Design returns too with this year’s theme titled ‘A Masterclass in Australian Design.’ A number of design industry luminaries will present including Collette Dinnigan, David Hicks, Jamie Durie, Shaynna Blaze, Cameron Kimber, Adelaide Bragg, Jason Grant and Anna Spiro. And in great news for Interiors Addict fans, our Jen will be presenting a seminar alongside the talented interior designer Georgia Ezra.
In other news, Interiors Addict fave James Treble will be taking a Daily Exhibition Design Tour around the show floor where he will provide practical design advice, trend insights and insider tips on how to choose the right products for longevity in design. The event will also shine a spotlight on eco-friendly design, furniture and recycled materials via the Design Matters National Sustainability Hub.
A fabulous new addition to this year’s event, the Avenue of Design will be curated by Tigger Hall and Lucinda Kimpton and is set to include a beautiful series of vignettes from prominent interior designers including Melissa Balzan Design, Miss Smith Interiors, Tigger Hall Design, Kimpton Interiors, Justin Bishop, JAM Interiors, Camilla Molders Design, Collette Dinnigan, Julian Ronchi and Maine House Interiors.
And back for its 19th year, the VIVID Design Awards are set to celebrate emerging Australian talent across an array of categories including Furniture Design, Lighting Design, Object Design, Concept Design, the ADA Award of Merit, the VIVID 2022 Judges Choice Award and the Houzz People’s Choice Award.
Decor + Design 2022/Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF)
Melbourne Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC.
Thursday 14 July, 10am – 5pm
Friday 15 July, 10am – 5pm
Saturday 16 July, 10am – 4pm
Sunday 17 July, 10am – 3pm