Aussie furniture takes centre stage
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
The Australian Made Campaign is proud to announce its support of the Australian International Furniture Exhibition (AIFE). An initiative of the Australian Furniture Association (AFA), AIFE is open to the public from 11 – 13 July 2014 and held at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building. AIFE will showcase Australian furniture design and manufacturing trends for both residential and commercial spaces.
At AIEF 2014, the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne will transform into the largest ‘display home’ in Australia for an exhibition of Australian Furniture excellence. AIFE has been designed to promote Australian furniture to national and international markets. Over 10,000 visitors are expected to flock to this world class event.
Each ‘showcase space’ will feature Australian made furniture (and furnishings including flooring, wall and decorative elements) and will be reminiscent of the international furniture salons and global benchmarks for the home furnishing sector. Each showcase will be designed to highlight the quality, diversity and beauty of Australian furniture, with a focus on the industry’s evolution, innovation, talent and technologies. The showcases will demonstrate the practical use of new products and the design aesthetic for which Australian design is recognised internationally.
In addition to the showcase living and working spaces, the exhibition will also feature a curation of Australian Furniture Manufacturing and Design with pioneering manufacturers. The curation spans over 110 years and features key original work from prototypes to production.
2014 Australian Furniture Industry Award (AFIA) nominated pieces will also be on display, with a newly introduced People’s Choice Award category for exhibition visitors to vote upon.
AIFE is open to the public from 11 – 13 July 2014 and held at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building (9 Nicholson St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053). Tickets $25 adults, $20 child (6 to 16 years).
Enter to win one of five double passes to attend AIFE (valued at $50)
Use promotional code AUSTRALIANMADE for $15 tickets (save up to $10)
Purchase discounted tickets
Watch the new advertising campaign from the AFA
View AIFE promotional video