On of Australia’s most loved Interiors Trade Event is back. Decor + Design and the Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF) will return to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre next week from 14 – 17 July 2022, with 250+ exhibitors, the Seminar Series, VIVID Design Awards, the Avenue of Design and Design Matters National Sustainability Hub.
It’s an important annual destination for retailers, interior designers, decorators and architects, and a crucial opportunity for the industry to reconnect and see the latest collections across furniture, soft furnishings, lighting, textiles and art.
2022 will feature a spectacular line-up of exhibitors, including Cromwell, Warwick Fabrics, Wisteria Design, Houe, 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.
Event Director Chris May says: “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! Many long term and exciting new exhibitors will be showcasing classic and contemporary styles and launching new products at the 2022 show,” said May.
Seminar Series: A Masterclass in Australian Design
The Seminar Series at Decor + Design is one of the most respected line-ups of interior design speakers in the country. This year will be ‘A Masterclass in Australian Design’, featuring David Flack, Collette Dinnigan, David Hicks, Jamie Durie, Shaynna Blaze, Cameron Kimber, Adelaide Bragg, Jason Grant, Anna Spiro, Georgia Ezra and more.
Popular designer James Treble will also be taking a Daily Exhibition Design Tour around the show floor, providing practical design advice, insights into trends and the right products for longevity and sustainability in design.
The Avenue of Design
An exciting new feature in 2022, the Avenue of Design will be curated by Tigger Hall and Lucinda Kimpton, supported by sponsors The English Tapware Company and Cocolea. Inspired by the wildly successful Como by Design in 2018, it will be a beautiful avenue of vignettes from eminent interior designers, including Melissa Balzan Design, Tigger Hall Design, Kimpton Interiors, Justin Bishop, JAM Interiors, Camilla Molders Design, Collette Dinnigan, Julian Ronchi and Maine House Interiors.
Design Matters National Sustainability Hub
Decor + Design and AIFF will also shine a spotlight on eco-friendly design, furniture and recycled materials, reflecting our move as an industry towards more conscious living.
Step inside the Design Matters National Sustainability Hub to expand your world to the newest in sustainability. The Hub will showcase earth friendly building materials, biophilic beauty and on-demand, sustainable interior/building design
Exhibitors showcased will include M + Co Living, Satara and AC Stone, as well as Design Matters National partners such as WoodSolutions. There will also be networking sessions at The Hub on Thursday 14 July and Friday 15 July at 12.30pm, with complimentary ‘Sip & Enjoy’ non-alcoholic beverages for the first 50 attendees.
VIVID Design Awards
2022 also marks the 19th anniversary of the VIVID Design Awards, curated by Latitude Group and sponsored by Laminex (Principal Partner), Dulux, Showroom by Bowens, 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 at the show.
View the VIVID 2022 Finalists
VIVID will once again cover 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 You can view the finalists in each category here.
Event: Decor + Design 2022/Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF)
Where: 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
Register to Visit