this weekend we're donning our spectators badges and heading over the bass to soak up some coffee and inspiration at the bevy of trade shows melbourne has on offer. first stop: decoration + design for an "unrivalled range of soft furnishings, outdoor decoration, artwork, homewares, objet d’arts, lighting, interior accessories and much more". also crammed into the melbourne exhibition centre is furnitex - australias largest furniture and furnishings trade fair. but of course we'll be spending most of our time lingering over the shoulders of our competition at d+d's lightsource - a showcase of cutting edge lighting solutions from around the globe.
last stop on the circuit is design:made:trade at the majestic royal exhibition building in carlton. tasmania's design island posse is well rep'd with fifteen local makers amongst ninety odd of australias best furniture, fashion, textile, graphic and industrial design brands.
we'll be peppering the blog with visuals from our design degustation so don't forget to 'like' us on facebook to get the goods (or at least some pretty pictures) from these exclusive trade only events. oh and for our friends in adelaide - though we will be absent this time (sniff!), support a maker (or three) and get your gloves on covetable home and body wares at Bowerbird Bazaar from tomorrow 'til sunday. happy shopping!
photo: tobias titz for design:made:trade