You don’t need to travel overseas to be exposed to world-class design! This July, Australia’s brightest design talents are gathering at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th July 2021.

The MEC will transform into an interior design village of beautifully curated style inspiration for Decor + Design and the Australian International Furniture Fair, with hundreds of exhibitors showing the latest in indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting, textiles, workspace design and contemporary art.

Featured speakers at this year’s Australian House & Garden Seminar Series will include interior designer, presenter and style writer, James Treble, top designers Mim Fanning, Cameron Kimber, Jeremy Bull and Adelaide Bragg (left), plus design authorities Robyn Holt  and Interiors Addict’s Jen Bishop.

Tanya Buchanan, Editor-in-Chief of Australian House & Garden, will be hosting the seminar program – plus don’t miss AH&G’s Interiors Editor Kate Nixon’s ‘Australian Styling Masterclass’ on Thursday 15th July.

The uber-style guru Thomas Hamel (pictured in feature image) will be speaking on Friday 16th July in conversation with his Creative Director Becky Yager, who worked with luminaries such as Nate Berkus before moving to Australia.

Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent & Pyke (right) will also speak on the Friday. Known for their exquisite interiors, they will reveal the fundamental elements which help them create liveable, honest and breathtakingly beautiful rooms.

Sydney-based Swedish designer Anna-Carin McNamara will be a highlight on Saturday 17th July, sharing the essence of sustainability which pervades Scandinavian design.

Sustainability will be a focus of the entire show, with a new Sustainability Hub hosted by Design Matters. Visitors will be able to explore a luxe Tiny House fully kitted out with sustainable design products.

“We’re super excited to bring Australia’s premier networking and buying event for the design industry back to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre in 2021,” says event director Chris May.

“This industry is all about the senses and experiencing products in real life – something we’ve all sorely missed over the past year! Many long term and exciting new exhibitors will be showcasing classic and contemporary styles and launching new products at the 2021 show.”

Entry to the exhibition is free but limited to trade visitors, while seminar tickets are available from $55 – $65. View the program for the Australian House & Garden Seminar Series and start planning your ‘Masterclass in Australian Design’ today!