The International Seminar Series is always hotly anticipated at Melbourne’s Decor + Design show and this year’s speaker line-up looks like one of the most impressive yet. Mr Jason Grant, Anna Spiro, James Treble, David Hicks and Sibella Court are just some of the prominent design creatives that will be sharing their insights and expertise at the event that runs for three days from Thursday July 20.
“We are extremely excited for our 2017 line up for the International Seminar Series. We have secured some huge names from around the world, along with the best of the best here in Australia to present across a wide array of topics, set to educate, inspire and engage attendees,” says Chris May, Event Director at Informa Australia, the organisers of the event.
This year’s theme, ‘Awakening: Conscious Design’ promises an environmental bent with key topics including zero waste design and conscious retailing. This is in addition to a more general discussion of design and interior trends across retail, hospitality and residential spaces. An invaluable opportunity for established professionals and budding designers alike, the practical discussions will also discuss business practices such as digital strategy within the industry and styling for Instagram.
Check out the fabulous line-up below.
THURSDAY 20TH JULY
Sibella Court, The Society Inc (AUS) Hotel and Restaurant Design: Evoking Atmosphere – 10.30am
Victoria Redshaw, Scarlet Opus (UK) Directions: Macro interior Trends for 2018 – 12.00pm
Jo Mawhinny, (Living Edge) and Robyn Holt, (Design Consultant and Former Editor- in-Chief of Vogue Living) (AUS) Conscious Retailing: Buying for the Discerning Consumer – 3.30pm – 4.15pm
FRIDAY 21ST JULY
David Hicks, David Hicks Studio (AUS) Crafting Sophisticated Spaces – 10.30am – 11.15am
Tim Street-Porter, Street Porter Studios (USA) Inside Hollywood Homes – 12.00pm, alongside Lisa Green, Editor-In-Chief, Australian House and Garden
Anna Spiro (Anna Spiro Textiles) and Shilo Englebrecht (Shilo Englebrecht) (AUS) Showcase: Australian Handmade Textiles – 1.30pm – 2.10pm with Lisa Green, Editor- In-Chief, Australian House and Garden
Adelaide Bragg, Adelaide Bragg and Associates (AUS) Classic Australian Design – 2.30pm – 3.15pm
Row Murray, Kenobi Digital (AUS) Workshop – Digital Strategy for the Design Industry – 2.30pm – 4pm
Stephen Pikus, Stephen Pikus Designs (RSA) The Future is Now: Zero Waste Design – 3.30pm – 4.15pm
SATURDAY 22ND JULY
Mr. Jason Grant, Stylist (AUS) How to be Super Stylish on Instagram – 10.30am – 11.15am
Wendy Rennie, (Colour and Concept Manager, Hyames’ Paints) and Andrea Lucena-Orr (Colour and Communications Manager, Dulux) (AUS) Workshop – Colour: Australian Paint Master Class – 10.30am – 12.00pm
James Treble, Treble Studios, The Living Room (AUS) From Conception to Completion: Interpreting Trends and Managing Projects – 12.00pm.
Phukienso is the proud media partner of this event.