Design and Innovation Showcase Returns: Decor + Design Show 2015
Over 90 talented designers have been selected to exhibit their work at Melbourne’s design event, VIVID (Vibrant Vision in Design). Australia’s longest running design competition will unearth the next generation of design talent returning to Decor + Design at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Entry standards continues to impress with 2015 boasting a stellar line-up of 114 designs. Providing a platform for new and emerging designers the event also presents an opportunity for the industry to catch new products and discover the talent of tomorrow.
Curator Caroline Caneva is excited to be working with award winning interior designer, Anna Pogorelova. ”This year’s exhibition will provide an even larger and more diverse showcase of cutting edge design and innovation than ever before. We looked for products that show a high degree of thought in form, function and feasibility,”
While designers continue to embrace new technologies like 3D printing, there’s a resurgence of items made with a unique handmade feel, blending craft with technology. This year it’s all about an organic, earthy look and feel, with a strong focus on texture with the use of matt finishes, timer, cork, concrete, ceramic, stone and powder coated metals. Colour has been turned down from previous years with muted tones, smoky grey, bottle greens and other pastels alongside tan and leather-inspired tones.
Highlights include Rhys Cooper’s Cusp Dining Chair, manufactured with the planet in mind, using traditional joinery techniques; Matty C Smith’s Desk range using ‘off the shelf’ materials with a maximum price tag of $500; Loz Abberton’s Pod Noir, functional light made of kangaroo leather; and Max Harper’s Corker Series of Pendant Lights, inspired by the iconic cork hat, playfully mocking the cultural iconography in modern design.
Finalists will compete to win one of four Awards of Excellence in Design to be presented on the Fair's opening day (16 July 2015). Prizes are awarded across market-ready and prototype furniture and lighting design categories.
For more information visit Decor + Design Show 2015