Como by Design offers the opportunity to view historic Como House 'Reimagined' by twenty-six eminent Melbourne designers in one beautiful location from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October. The three day event will see designers each decorate a space of the house with their own style and flair, bringing a fresh look to the period residence from the grandest to the most humble of spaces.
A program of seminars will also run throughout, with special guest speakers giving guests the opportunity to hear some of Melbourne’s leading interior designers discussing the latest trends in international design. Speakers include UK-based international luminary Nina Campbell who will be launching her new book, Elegance and Ease, together with Robyn Holt, former Conde Nast CEO for Australia and Russia.
THE ART OF SEEING: A DISCUSSION ON DESIGN AESTHETICS
Nina Campbell, Justin Bishop, Melissa Balzan, Lauren Li.
The term “aesthetic” stems from the Greek word “aisthetikos,” meaning “of sense perception,” and is related to the study of sensory values. In design, aesthetics refers to the visual attractiveness of a space and designers need to understand these aspects in order to match them with the appropriate design. During this seminar, the panel will explore today’s shifting interior landscape, discussing whether design is now driven less by fashion, and more by the desire for a curated narrative that reflects who we are. Or is individualism itself simply a trend by another name?