Decor and Design Melbourne 17 should be a rather exciting and interesting show. As mentioned last week, the show is the venue for the finals of ‘Vivid’, Australia’s longest running Design Competition for up and coming Interior Designers. On the 26th of May this years finalists will be announced. And on the 20th of July, the first day of the show, the Awards Ceremony will take place and the winners will be announced. Exciting stuff.
With Melbourne being famous for its laneways and the fostering of artisans, creatives and designers, as well as superb crafted materials to be found in the back lanes and alleys of Melbourne’s CBD, the show this year pays homage to this vibrant city by renaming its ‘Bazaar’ to ‘Design Laneway’. There the smaller studios, textile designers and surface artists have a chance to display their creations and talents to both the Design Industry, Retailers and Manufacturers.
Wall St offers similar opportunities to textile designers and surface artists wishing to showcase large format visuals to the furnishing industry and its ancillary trades.
The Trends Champagne Lounge provides a visual showcasing of the latest trends and colours. It is centrally located and provides a relaxing setting for Designers to meet with retailers, manufacturers and their peers, whilst enjoying a glass of wine.
This also applies to the Trend Hub which is a more interactive design led activity, providing current and future design trend information to participants, interior Designers and their visitors (But no wine).
An International Seminar series, sponsored by House and Garden will feature an all star lineup of International and Australian design experts. The theme for the seminar series in 2017 will be ‘Awakening: Conscious Design’. In addition the Decor and Design team will host three interactive workshop sessions.
Wills Furniture encourages new and emerging designers. From a design perspective classic furniture and contemporary classic furniture will always lift any design plan in our view. A Wills Furniture Collection piece or suite becomes a signature one off delight – unique and not mass produced. Interior Designers have the liberty of modifying a Wills Furniture piece to suit their unique designs. View our full collection here.
We look forward to this show and encourage our clients to attend – Inspiration and Excitement.
Always choose Wills Furniture for Design, Luxury and Comfort.