It’s very nearly time for us all to head off to Melbourne for Decor + Design. The show opens on July 20th and across 4 days we’ll be presenting the show’s trend features including:
Keynote Trend Seminar
On Thursday 20th July at midday I’ll be presenting the first in a series of seminars by a fantastic line-up of international speakers at Decór + Design. I’ll be packing my 45 minutes with exclusive insights into 4 Macro Design Trends for 2018. I’ll explain the influences behind each trend and reveal the colours, patterns, materials, finishes and styles which will impact on interior and product design next year.
I hope you’ll be able to come along and join me for this seminar session. You can register for the show and book a seat at my seminar by clicking here.
And you’ll find a full list of the International Seminar Series speakers and topics here.
The Trend Hub proved to be a hugely popular feature at the show last year and we’ve got an even bigger space this year as well as a new location – you’ll find the Trend Hub (and the Scarlet Opus team) on stand J36. This year’s Trend Hub design theme is ‘Winter Desert’, and with a lot of generous help from our friends at LaForma, Satara, Native Interiors, Tuscan Path and the fantastic team at Sugarcane Trading, we’re going to create a relaxing, immersive, sensory experience showcasing innovative materials and products that we’ve sourced from designers and makers from around the world.
We’ve boxed-up all the samples in our studio and they’ll be on their way to Australia this week!
There will be a strong focus on recycled, bio-composite, sustainable and natural materials – bringing together a global mix of styles and the earthen luxury of nature.
And whilst on the Trend Hub visitors will be able to ‘post’ and ‘like’ pictures of their favourite products at the show on the giant analogue Instawall we’re creating.
Laura will be on hand throughout the show to tell you more about all the amazing material samples and help you gather trend information and content for your social media platforms. So come along to the Trend Hub and take advantage of all the free, inspiring trend information … plus it’s a great place to rest your weary feet!
Oh … and look out for the Treewise pencil giveaways!
Phil & I will be leading Trend Tours, which will meet at and set off from the Trend Hub, each day. The Trend Tour timetable looks like this:
- Thursday 20th July, 3:30pm
- Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd July, 11am & 2:30pm
- Sunday 23rd July, 11:30am
The tours will begin with a short overview of the 2018 trends displayed on the Trend Hub. We will then head out as a group onto the show floor and Phil & I will reveal the products on exhibitor’s stands that bring the trends to life. This year we have selected products from 10 exhibitors. The tours let you see the show through our eyes and you’ll benefit from our trend forecasting expertise along the way as we discuss our special product picks from the show.
You can book a place on one of our Trend Tours here.
If you’re visiting the show then come and say Hello to us on the Trend Hub – you’ll find us on stand J36 with all the cool stuff!!
If you can’t visit the show then we’ll be sharing photos of the Trend Hub and the Trend Tours, so keep an eye on our instagram and twitter feeds.