2017 has been quite exciting for furniture designers! A shift towards sustainability and eco-friendly designs have given an opportunity to design makers to be more creative — as the buyers are moving away from mass-produced furniture with imitated designs.

At AIFF, We’ve dug out what’s made the hit list for interior design in 2017, as well as some great practical examples from the exhibitors of AIFF.


As hinted by Sibella Court during 2016 Int’l Seminar Series at AIFF, ‘Wanderlust’ is all about being a globe-trotter and exploring the beauty of diversity, heritage and local craftsmanship.

The collection of  Gorsia Handicrafts & Design is the ultimate fruit of wanderlust inspo. As Architect Jay Gorsia and Spanish industrial designer Alex Caparros explore furniture designs in a modern format which is inspired by the fusion of Indian & Spanish cultural legacy.

Woven Baskets 

Woven baskets are the perfect example of how particular lifestyle demands a shift in interior trends. Urban living and lack of space demand storage solutions – and 2017 is the year of sustainable living. Now guess,  what can be a sustainable storage solution? The answer is simple – Woven Baskets.

Kettle Interiors is renowned for its ability to meet today’s demands for value, quality, service and choice and their collection of woven baskets is no exception.



Textures & Comfort 

Rich textures, comfort and mixed materials have taken the interior design industry by storm at the beginning of 2017!

While velvet still dominates 2017 – we’ve seen the arrival of suede in mass-produced furniture brands at the Milan Furniture fair this year.

LaForma is looking forward to another successful year at the upcoming AIFF ; their Barcelona design and development team has been hard at work over the last 12 months, putting together one of their best collections to date.



Ratten Furniture

Closet fans of mid-century modern are finally having a field day as 2017 embraces this iconic era. From lighting fixtures to rattan furniture, the possibilities are endless.

Here’s a sneak peek of Mourinha Decor‘s rattan furniture collection who will be exhibiting at 2017 AIFF.



Moody Colours 

Yes, we all fell in love with Pantone’s greenery, however, in terms of furniture pieces dark, moody colours are on the rise. We love the modern look from Vivin Imports – featuring the classic duo of black and grey.




AIFF is co-located with Australia’s No.1 Interiors trade show Decor + Design. In 2016 the shows combined bring over 11,000 trade visitors, including Australia’s leading retail chains, buying groups, independent retailers and interior designers as well as over 250 + exhibitors –Register now to receive your complimentary pass to attend 2017 Australian International Fair.