Decor + Design is Australia’s No.1 Interiors Trade Event. Together with the Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF), the shows feature 500+ brands under one roof at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from 18 – 21 July.

With all the big hitters from the furniture and interiors industry in play, the well-established show is a must for serious buyers, as well as interior designers with both commercial and residential projects in mind.

Nurturing Australian Artists & Makers

There are also special areas of the exhibition which foster and grow developing independent studios and local makers.

Design Laneway is for independent studios who are producing micro production runs with original design work across ceramics, lighting, furniture and home interior products.

WALL ST is an exciting forum for wall and surface artists who are looking to showcase large format visuals in an appropriate setting with like-minded designers producing bespoke work.

With one of the most anticipated trade shows of the year about to kick off in Melbourne, take a look at some of the inspiring small studios and artists who will be showcasing their latest collections to visitors from around the country.

Design Laneway; Stand DL01

Evening Light, by e360

Created by Jen Robson, e360 design focuses on juxtaposing natural beauty with modern materials such as metal, mirror and acrylic. The approach creates modern artworks that are timeless and yet work well in contemporary settings.

e360 art studio is inspired by its leafy home in the Gold Coast hinterland, where the stunning surroundings provide endless inspiration.

Explore Jen’s gorgeous work at Stand DL01 of Design Laneway, Decor + Design.

Instagram: e360_design

Candle Kiosk

Design Laneway; Stand DL02

Candles are a serious business these days and this lifestyle candle company from Sydney’s Northern Beaches are taking them next level!

Candle Kiosk’s quality designer candles are minimalist, chic and leave as little an environmental trace as possible. All their candles are poured from fully-refined wax, finished with a 100% cotton, lead-free wick and give a clean burn. Forget dripping, smoking or tunnelling with these babies.

Even their wicks are specially knitted to ensure they stand upright and burn for a calm, steady flame.

Packaged in entirely recyclable materials, these candles might just make the world a better place. Check them out on Design Laneway at Decor + Design.

Instagram: @candlekiosk

WALL ST; Stand WS01

Artwork by Lisa Brummer

Contemporary figurative artist Lisa Brummer’s background in fashion and design shows in the dramatic glamour of her paintings. The imagery has punchy, urban street appeal, inviting the viewer into her bold universe.

Having lived all over the world, the Sydney-based artist’s work is an exciting mix of cultures and energies. Wild brushstrokes and vibrant colours contrast with depth and fragility.

Lisa’s works can be found in residential and commercial projects across the world and she has worked extensively with Australian brands.

Visit Lisa at Stand WS01 of WALL ST at Decor + Design, 18 – 21 July.

Instagram: @lisabrummerart

WALL ST; Stand WS02 

‘Storm Over Season’, Original Artwork by Bec Duff

Bec Duff’s light-filled studio in Byron Bay fuses with her artistic talent to elevate her artwork to an ethereal level. Using water as a tool and medium, her watercolours explore the emotional constructs of landscapes.

Her practice observes the rhythms of nature, making her canvasses beautiful conversations with the world around us.

Visit Bec at Stand WS02 of Decor + Design to explore more of her work.

Instagram: @becduffstudio


La vie en rose, original artwork by Catherine Hiller. Article feature image is ‘Les Papillons’ by Catherine Hiller.

French-born Catherine has made her home in Australia since 2004 and has caused a splash on the art scene with her powerful abstract technique.

The artist’s energetic and sensual strokes create snapshots of time and experiences.

Joy, pain, passion and restlessness are all celebrated in her incredible pieces. Her work is held in private collections in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Asia and Australia.

Talk to Catherine about her inspirations at Stand WS06 of Decor + Design.

Instagram: @catherinehiller_art

Ready to be inspired by these wonderful artists and makers?

Register now for free trade entry to Decor + Design at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Thursday 18 July: 10am – 5pm 
Friday 19 July: 10am – 5pm 
Saturday 20 July: 10am – 4pm 
Sunday 21 July: 10am – 3pm