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Como By Design 'Show House' Opens Next Weekend

Lucy Feagins
13th October, 2018

27 leading Australian designers join forces to reimagine the interiors of historic Como House – for three days only.

Australian Interior Design is enjoying a well-deserved moment in the spotlight right now. The latest project to showcase the incredible breadth of local design talent is Como By Design, a unique event in Melbourne, in which 27 Melbourne-based interior designers, a landscape designer and a florist will transform and reimagine the interiors of historic Como House.

Built in 1847, and acquired by the National Trust in 1959, Como House is one of Australia’s most renowned heritage houses. Billed as ‘an event for the design curious, for those planning a project, or those looking for inspiration’, Como By Design will see 25 rooms within the property temporarily re-decorated by 27 celebrated local designers, for a three day showcase.

Conceived in response to the hugely successful ‘show house events’ in New York, Los Angeles and London, Como By Design is the brainchild of Tigger Hall, a legend in Melbourne’s interior design world.

‘It has long been a dream of mine to organise a project such as this’ Tigger says. ‘The motivation behind Como by Design is to bring the Melbourne Design Community together and to show the quality of design in the Melbourne. We have such amazing talent in this country, I feel so proud to be a part of it, I want to create a platform to showcase the unique and bespoke talents in Melbourne’

Participating designers include Alexander Pollock, Beatrix Rowe Interior Design, Bragg & Co, Brownlow Interior Design, Camilla Molders Design, Caroline Touzeau Design, Chalmers le Fevre, Danielle Serpanchy Interior Design, Jam Interiors, Julian Ronchi Garden Design & Nursery, Justin Bishop Interior Design, Kimpton Design, Maine House Interiors, Melissa Balzan Design, Milly + Co, Molecule, Mont Albert Interiors, Moss, Resident Avenue, Richard Hall & Son Interiors and Styling, Space Grace & Style, Studio Stamp, Tigger Hall Design, Vincent Jenden Design, Anna Loughnan Flowers and our very own Lauren Li of Sisällä – phew!

In addition to main showcase, Como by Design will also play host to a diverse program of seminars and events, with special guest speakers including UK-based international luminary Nina Campbell, former Conde Nast CEO Robyn Holt, revered Australian designer Thomas Hamel, renowned garden designer Paul Bangay OAM, and Sydney architect, Michael Bell.

Como by Design proudly supports the National Trust and The Prince’s Trust Australia, of which Thomas Hamel and Paul Bangay are Ambassadors.

Como by Design
Como House
Corner Williams Rd & Lechlade Avenue
South Yarra
Victoria

Friday 19th Oct to Sunday 21 October

General Exhibition Tickets – $38.50
Gala Garden Party (Thursday 18th October 5pm – 8pm) : $250
Design Seminars (Various times) – $45.00

Lucy Feagins
13th October, 2018

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