AFA’s Australian delegation of furniture designers and makers to China and the UK received a tremendous response in 2015 as the ‘Aussie invasion’ to some of the world’s largest furniture trade events and featured a diverse mix of industry members in the Australian Pavilion.
|‘I highly recommend AFA’s International Pavilions as a great introduction to the global marketplace for furniture and furnishing, supported by an Association with real credibility on the international scene.’
Dylan Falecki, TV Presenter,
AFIA Award Winner and International Exhibitor, NSW
Presented in very highly sought after locations, the Australian Pavilions showcased a fabulous mix of designers, makers, commercial, bedding, lounge, dining, seating and theatre/stadium solutions, in a magnificent backdrop of the Australian outback.
Following the success of International Pavilions in 2015 the Australian Furniture Association has been formally invited to lead delegations to ‘exhibit’ under the banner of Australia again in 2016. Due to the quality feedback from attendees and exhibitors alike, event organisers have seen first-hand the demand for unique, quality Australian products.
|‘One of the highlights was the strength and support between us as a group exhibiting under the banner of the AFA in the Australia Pavilion. The times shared together, debriefing and discussing ideas will be invaluable. This is no doubt due to the work and efforts by the AFA. Business highlights include establishing relationships with potential clients across a range of sectors in the furniture industry, confirmation of my work and personal style by making sales during the exhibition, being within a new environment inspiring new ideas and a greater clarity in my future business direction’.
Furniture Designer and Maker, NSW
The AFA is continuing its work to develop an Australian presence in more countries from 2016 and to act as a door opener to the International market for Australian designers and manufacturers, whilst simultaneously building awareness of Australian design in a global market.
The Australian International Pavilions will showcase works of both established and up-and-coming designers, and feature a number of the country’s leading manufacturers. Those selected to take part will benefit from being part of the AFA’s International Pavilions exhibition program abroad and will be given a unique opportunity to network with international buyers and the global design industry.
Designers and Manufacturers interested in AFA’s International Pavilions 2017 should apply via email to Craig Cock at firstname.lastname@example.org or +613 9856 1600, or by completing the below form: