The main design events of the summer are about to start, and you can’t spare even a minute: prepare yourself and get ready to fly to Australia for July’s double events! Like every year Australia International Furniture Fair and Décor + Design are coming back stronger than ever to provide to all visitors with an amazing experience, rich of events, seminars, workshops, and awards. Registration is still open for professionals and industry experts who intend to participate in the AIFF 2019: as Australia’s premier buying and networking destination for the furniture industry, this event is an opportunity too good to miss! International retailers, buyers, and Australia’s main retail chains will be there, the perfect audience to promote brands and innovative products, while visitors will have the chance to grasp the newest trends of the moment. Are you curious about AIFF 2019? Keep reading our AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE FAIR 2019 EVENT GUIDE!
AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE FAIR 2019 EVENT GUIDE
WHEN & WHERE
The event will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (Melbourne) from July 18th to 21st.
WHAT YOU CAN’T MISS
TRENDS & DESIGN FEATURES
Join Futurists, Victoria Redshaw & Phil Pond’s Daily Trend Tours
If you are interested in getting a deeper picture of the fair and all its innovative and specific features, don’t miss Futurists, Victoria Redshaw and Phil Pond and their Daily Trend Tours, organized during all the event to provide an overview of the 2018 and 2019 events, discussing the new trends and how they changed, and the designer pieces that influenced them. Meet the insiders’ look and experience the AIFF through their eyes!
INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR SERIES
The famous Australian House & Garden International Seminar Series is coming back this 2019 with a new theme: “Global Village“. Technology and modern tools have made it possible to go farther than the physical borders and create different communities and realities, the same “Global Village” Marshall McLuhan was talking about. Led by Skye Rytenskild – in collaboration with Australian House & Garden magazine – the series will explore and dissect the main international and local influences on Australian design. From the European glamorous style of Steve Gordony and the whimsical description of Sibella Court‘s nomadic life to Australian textile brands Warwick Fabrics and Tigger Hall Studios that will explain how they managed to put their country’s essence into fabrics; influencers Megan Morton and Stephanie Stamatis (aka Stephanie Somebody) will give their expertise in online communities and how they can provide a useful inspiration for home projects. As International Keynote Speakers, globe-trotters Cortney and Robert Novogratz will explain how they created their huge fanbase. Don’t miss the 2020 Macro Design Trends Forecast by Uk Trend Futurists Scarlet Opus and her fabulous design vision.
This 2018 will mark the 16th anniversary of Australia’s longest running design competition, Vivid – Vibrant Visions in Design. Furniture, lighting and object designers will compete with each other to reach the first place trying to impose themselves as the new discoveries of Australia’s design industry. Furniture Design, Lighting Design, Object Design, Concept Design, the ADA Award of Merit, and the VIVID 2019 Judges Choice Award are the award categories, while judges include Jan Henderson – Inside Magazine, Anne-Maree Sargeant – AUTHENTIC DESIGN ALLIANCE™, Dana Tomic Hughes – Yellowtrace and Richard Munao – Cult.
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