Decor + Design is back with a new look and Akira Isogowa!

Decor + Design is back, with a fresh new look and an all-star cast! The 19th edition of Australia’s premier interiors trade event will take place from 13 to 16 July 2023 at Melbourne Exhibition Centre, with the theme of Elevate, and we’re thrilled to be a media partner once again.

A beautiful interior by Charlotte Coote, who is part of the seminar series

From design stars like Akira Isogawa and Brahman Perera, to the 20th anniversary of VIVID Emerging Designer Awards and a focus on circular design at an exciting new Green Design Hub, it’s going to be an unmissable event and I hope to see many of you there.

Co-located with the Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF), Decor + Design is the annual destination for retailers, interior designers, decorators and architects, with 10,000+ visitors expected over four days.

The seminar series is always a crowd pleaser

2023 will feature an inspiring line-up of exhibitors, including Cromwell, Gus* Modern, Buywood Custom Furniture, LaGrolla, LEVEL Furniture, Vetro Furniture, About Space, Calibre Furniture, EGLO Lighting, Crafted Furniture, Maker & Son, VIVIN, LV Furniture, HTL International, MLILY, M Design Furniture and many more.

Atelier Avenue will create a bespoke area for boutique Australian-based artists and designers, supporting smaller and independent studios to reach a wider audience.

The 2023 Seminar Series will provide serious inspiration! Meet design royalty Akira Isogawa, designer du jour Brahman Perera, plus industry luminaries Adelaide Bragg, Charlotte Coote, Robyn Holt, Kerrie-Ann Jones, Rebeka Morgan, James Treble, Lucy Feagins and more.

Brahman Perera

I’m delighted to be included, sharing the stage with interior designer Briellyn Turton (below) from Studio Brie. We’ll be chatting about how the TikTok and TV star approaches each project and blends storytelling with elements of the client’s personality to create magical homes that transform lives. I’d love to see you there and chat with you afterwards!

Decor + Design is the place to stay abreast of what’s happening in the design world – in Australia and beyond. The 2024 Major Trends Forecast will be delivered by renowned industry stylist and Dulux Colour Forecast expert Bree Leech on Friday 14 July, followed by a Global Macro Forecast on New Ways of Living from Nia Pejsak, advisory director of international trends intelligence agency Stylus. Discover the international shifts which will impact consumer behaviour over the coming year.

Australian design icon Jamie Durie will also be appearing at the Gus* Modern stand on Friday 14 July and Saturday 15 July, talking about sustainability and his upcoming collaboration with the sustainable brand.

Exhibitor About Space

The Green Design Hub will expand visitors’ worlds to the newest in sustainability, taking them on a journey of what it really looks like for the design industry. Beautifully curated by Karie Soehardi of Circular Design Thinking, the Hub will be completely carbon neutral with reusable componentry, showcasing innovative ways to create a truly circular economy with zero waste strategies. From samples of the latest recycled materials to stunning sustainable products and furniture, visitors will be able to touch and feel the latest in green design.

2023 Green Design Hub contributors include Space Furniture, Enviro Hide, Cultivated by Cult Design, e9 Design, Hameland, Cosentino, AH Beard, Zepel Fabrics, ResiLoop and TRAKS Textile Recycling, who will be showcasing stylish products that are available to the industry right now.

2023 marks the 20th anniversary of the VIVID Emerging Designer Awards, curated by Latitude and sponsored by Laminex, Dulux, Circa, Artichoke, Design Institute of Australia, Houzz and the Authentic Design Alliance. VIVID is Australia’s most prestigious design awards program, celebrating emerging talent. Judged by a panel of prominent and respected industry figures, this highly anticipated industry platform is an important destination for designers and media at the show.  

VIVID will once again cover an array of categories including Furniture Design, Lighting Design, Object Design, Concept Design, Colour Design, Student Design, the ADA Award of Merit, the VIVID 2023 Judges Choice Award and the 2023 Houzz People’s Choice Award.  

For more information and to register

Buy tickets for the seminar series

Decor + Design 2023/Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF)

Melbourne Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC

Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 July 2023


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