Celebrating 16 years of design brilliance, Decor + Design will return to Melbourne this year showcasing a spectacular line-up of exhibitors, events and experiences, including a roll call of captivating local and international speakers.
From Thursday 18th – 21st of July, Melbourne Exhibition Centre will transform into an interior design sanctum of expertly curated style inspiration. Decor + Design will exhibit the latest in furniture, lighting, textiles, kitchenware, bathware, workspace design and contemporary art.
Co-located with the Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF), Australia’s largest buying and networking destination for the furniture industry, exhibitors will have the opportunity to engage with pioneering products from 500 leading brands.This year, Decor + Design welcomes an aspirational line up of guest speakers to celebrate its 16th year. Leading the charge as the 2019 International Keynote Speakers are powerhouse design duo, Cortney & Robert Novogratz. The innovative husband and wife team have designed and developed incredibly unique properties in New York, Los Angeles and beyond. For over twenty years, the fun, hip, artsy couple have rebuilt entire city blocks from the ground up and transformed them into fabulous spaces. Bringing a vibrant and positive energy this year, Decor + Design are beyond excited to welcome The Novogratz to the 2019 Australian House & Garden International Seminar Series.
Other speakers featured in this year’s line-up include leading Sydney based interior stylist and style director for Belle Magazine, Steve Cordony; iconic interior designer, presenter and style writer, James Treble; design darling, Sibella Court; Megan Morton, Diane Bergeron and Julia Green.
Event Director Chris May says, “We’re ecstatic to host a dynamic selection of industry heavyweights to share their invaluable knowledge and experiences at this year’s show.”“Celebrating our 16th year we are also pleased to welcome 350 exhibitors in 2019.”
“Many long term and exciting new exhibitors will be showcasing classic and contemporary styles and launching new products at the show this year,” May said.
As part of the 16th anniversary celebrations, Decor + Design returns with their highly anticipated features including the Trend Hub, Daily Trend Tours and the Trends Champagne Lounge. It will also feature independent Australian studios in ‘Homemade’ and WALL ST, the latter focusing on surface artists.
Victoria Redshaw & Phil Pond from UK Trend Forecasters Scarlet Opus will return for another year with the exceptionally popular Trend Tours, taking designers, retailers and stylists on an insightful tour of the show floor, providing invaluable 2019 textile and colour trend forecasting.
2019 also marks the 16th Anniversary of VIVID, curated by Latitude Group and sponsored and partnered by: James Richardson Furniture, TAIT, Nikpol, (Inside) Magazine, AUTHENTIC DESIGN ALLIANCE™ and Houzz. VIVID is Australia’s most prestigious design awards program, celebrating new and emerging talent. Judged by a panel of prominent and respected industry figures, including Dana Tomic Hughes, Georiga Danos, Hayley Beaden and Jan Henderson, this highly anticipated industry platform is an important destination for both the local and international designers at the show. 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 2019 Judges Choice Award and the Houzz People’s Choice Award.