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The first Australian International Furniture Exhibition (AIFE) will be held in Melbourne from 11 – 13 July 2014. Organised by the Australian Furniture Association, AIFE will be an annual event aimed at promoting the Australian furniture to local and international markets.
Created along the lines of top international furniture expos, the event will feature individual or group exhibit spaces showcasing locally made furniture and furnishings including flooring, wall and decorative elements.
This year’s event will take place at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, showcasing the best of Australian furniture design and manufacturing trends for both residential and commercial settings. The focus of the event will be to highlight the local industry’s evolution, innovation, talent and technological breakthroughs. It will demonstrate practical applications of new product designs and design aesthetics.
AIFE will also feature curated works by many popular names, including Aristoc, Fler, Parker and Tessa and leading designers such as Grant and Mary Featherston, Tony Parker, Dario Zoureff, Clement Meadmore to Charles Wilson and Ash Allen. Compiled by the Australian Furniture Manufacturing and Design, the curated exhibit will bring together designs from the past 110 years, including original works and prototypes.
AIFE will be co-located with the 2014 Australian Furniture Industry Award (AFIA), with nominated pieces up on display.
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