After celebrating 10 inspiring years as Decoration + Design, Informa Exhibitions is excited to unveil a new look DECOR + DESIGN SHOW at FURNITEX, Australia’s largest furniture and furnishings trade fair, at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from 10-13 July 2014. I went last year and LOVED it and will be there again this year, bringing you the best from the shows in sustainable interiors.
Showcasing a select range of the latest high-end designs in interiors and soft furnishings, Decor + Design will offer the industry an exciting glimpse into the future of design.
The co-located events are Australia’s leading hub for the design industry, attracting thousands of local and international visitors each year. The rebranding of Decor + Design (formerly Decoration + Design) on the tenth anniversary reflects not only a more sophisticated design aesthetic, but also the increasingly broad industry appeal of the event.
Joel Cooper, Group Exhibition Director of Informa Exhibitions says “Our industry is all about the latest trends and new products, and we are all constantly reinventing ourselves to ensure that we are current and relevant to our audiences. Decor + Design has been renamed to acknowledge the shows wide appeal to a market that includes interior design, architecture, trend experts and stylists, with diverse exhibitors across the furniture, furnishings and design world.”
One of the biggest highlights of the events will be VIVID – Vibrant Visions in Design. This leading design competition offers aspiring designers a unique launching pad into the furniture industry. Emerging designers will present work in Commercial, Concept, Student and Green categories, with awards announced on opening day. It was a real highlight for me last year and I met some fantastic designers who I have gone on to support and use their work in my own home.
The International Industry Seminar Series also returns this year with a world-class line up of international and Australian presenters set to headline the 2014 program. Stay tuned, as presenters will be announced shortly. There was an inspiring line up last year so I can not wait to see who will be there!
DECOR + DESIGN SHOW 2014
Where: Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank
When: Thursday 10 July: 10am-5pm
Friday 11 July: 10am-5pm
Saturday 12 July: 10am-4pm
Sunday 13 July: 10am-3pm