Headlining the Melbourne show is UK Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud and Peter Maddison, host of Grand Designs Australia. Sydney visitors will get a chance to see landscape legend Jamie Durie and also Peter Maddison who will be representing both shows.
Grand Designs Live is the official home show of the hit Australian and UK TV series Grand Designs and Grand Designs Australia, produced by FremantleMedia. Grand Designs Live offers four great home shows in one, with a unique layout that has been developed to complement the visitor experience. These zones include Grand Interiors, Grand Building, Grand Outdoors and Grand Kitchen & Bathrooms, and will allow visitors to explore over 200 quality yet affordable exhibitors within the four innovative quarters.
Positioned as Australia’s ultimate home show, Grand Designs Live is where home enthusiasts will find all the inspiration and ideas they need for their home whether they are building, renovating or redecorating. Visitors can see, try and buy all the best products and services from top quality exhibitors as well as receive free expert advice from some of Australia’s leading industry professionals in design and interiors, architecture and landscaping.
Visitors can get up close and personal with celebrity TV experts who will be presenting free seminars throughout the show on a variety of topics to help provide inspiration and information for visitors to help create their own ‘grand design’. Speakers include Kevin McCloud, who will be returning to Australia to officially open the Melbourne show along with his Australian counterpart Peter Maddison, plus numerous other industry experts.
Speaking on the show, Peter Maddison said: “It’s great to once again be part of this amazing show and I am excited that this year Grand Designs Live will be heading to Melbourne as well as Sydney. The show really does have something for everyone, whether you’re looking for inspiration or if you just appreciate stunning interior and exterior design. With a range of high quality and premium exhibitors on offer in one spot, Grand Designs Live will help you visualise your dream home design.”
Grand Designs Live will be one of the best places to go for great advice, inspiration and tips for your home. With so many Grand Designs Live experiences on offer, we’ve shortlisted the top picks to get visitors started:
Free seminars with celebrity experts
Celebrity speakers and industry experts will share their knowledge, insights and creativity in a range of unique and engaging sessions in the LifeStyle Channel Grand Theatre (sponsored by Hyundai) or in exciting ‘how to’ stages. Hear free seminars from Kevin McCloud, Peter Maddison, Jamie Durie, Shaynna Blaze, Andrew Winter, Bryce Holdaway and Charlie Albone.
Free one-on-one advice at the Expert Advice Centre
Industry experts will be on hand to provide free one-on-one consultations on all aspects of building, renovation or development at the Expert Advice Centre within Grand Building. They will provide advice or discuss any important details or questions you may have. Visitors are invited to bring their plans.
House of the Future
Showcasing the latest technology, design and innovation for the home, the ‘House of the Future’ (sponsored by Phillips) will provide a sneak peek of some futuristic gadgets and cutting-edge technology plus some examples of ultra-modern furnishings.
Rooms by Design and Design Stage
Step into a world where the latest in interior design meets state of the art concepts and see some of the funkiest interior design and colour concepts in the Rooms by Design. Created by the students at the Whitehouse Institute of Design, visitors can explore four amazing, thought-provoking room designs focussing on the advancements altering the way we live and the spaces we live in.
Miele Kitchen Theatre
The Miele Kitchen Theatre located within Grand Kitchen & Bathrooms will host some of the best chefs in the business and keep visitors entertained and excited. This zone will showcase the sleekest kitchens and bathrooms on the market today from a host of top manufacturers.
Discover hundreds of bespoke and innovative products to help make the most of every room in your house – from a fabulous lampshade to one of a kind artwork – this is the place to find and buy something unique for your home.
Grand Technology Zone within Grand Interiors
This exciting area within Grand Interiors showcases the latest in hi-tech home automation and state of the art AV solutions and integration for your home. These include complete home theatre systems, digi-house technology and all the expert advice needed to create your own in-house entertainment area.
Kitchen and Bathroom Showcase
Partnered with the Kitchen and Bathroom Design Institute, this stunning showcase will display the latest products and trends in an aspirational real-life setting. Designed by leading industry designers, each concept will have its own unique identity which will inspire and excite the visitor with new ideas for their own project. This will be complemented by the Kitchen and Bathroom Design Stage where visitors can learn the latest tips in kitchen and bathroom design.
Sustainable Building Stage within Grand Building sponsored by bankmecu
This innovative new stage will offer insights into the latest technologies surrounding sustainable and eco-building within Australia. A full seminar program will feature industry experts and answer questions on the future of building and our environment.
Tickets are now on sale:
Adults - $28.50
Concession - $23.50
Children under 15 - free
Visitors can pre-book online and save 20% off the ticket price.
For information on the show and to pre-book tickets visit the new look website: www.granddesignslive.com.au
Grand Designs Live – Melbourne
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
September 21 - 23, 2012
Grand Designs Live – Sydney
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
October 5 – 7, 2012