In an exciting new venture, next Thursday will see the opening of the inaugural “Loma ni Vale”, Fiji’s first Design, Decor and Interior Art exhibition.
Staged at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, the exhibition is open to the public from Friday 11th – Tuesday 15 December and is free to enter.
Loma ni Vale showcases a collection of Fijian Designers and Artists with an emphasis on high quality domestic and commercial Interior Design & Decor.
The exhibition will feature a fantastic range of products and designs from fields such as furniture, art, decorative objects, traditional weaving, lighting, glassware, soft furnishings, tableware, jewellery, giftware, photography and prints.
The work on show at the exhibition is available to buy or order, so it a superb opportunity to find new and original Christmas gifts!
The exhibition is aimed at a broad audience, from the homeowner looking for stylish products and ideas to use in their own homes, through to architects, interior designers, hoteliers and developers who want to add truly Pacific island flair and style to their resorts, offices and residential designs.
It will inspire and assist people who are trying to step away from the conception that everything has to be imported from overseas by putting ranges of different ideas, products and designs together under one roof.
Set in a uniquely concieved space that uses different room settings curated by different local interior designers, the quality of work on offer is highlighted to stimulate thought and ideas about ways that locally designed and made products can be used.
Loma ni Vale should provide inspiration to create stylish interiors that are truly a reflection of our own unique environment, culture, nature and traditions.
Around the world, Design and decor exhibitions of this type are massively popular – huge drivers of both local and international tourism and the economy.
The Architectural Digest Design Show in New York draws over 40,000 people annually, and in Italy, during the Salone del Mobile in Milan, hotel rooms in Milan triple in price for the week.
Whilst Loma ni Vale will evidently start as tiddler on the international stage, the aim of the exhibition is to build and grow towards an international, Pan-Pacific Islands version, helping underpin the idea of a more locally sourced and authentic vision of Design and Decor in our island homes.