It’s 2018 and outdoor furniture has never looked this good. The Australian furniture design industry continues to go from strength-to-strength; retailers now have a huge local selection of stylish pieces that suit our alfresco lifestyles perfectly.

The Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF) is the industry’s premier networking and buying destination. Exhibitors include specialist wholesalers from across the industry spectrum, showing both furniture and homewares. We’ve got some top outdoor picks from exhibitors who will be showing at the 2018 show from July 19th – 22nd at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Whether they are made in Australia or sourced from premium international suppliers, we’ve got pieces that combine sophistication with versatility and durability. 

Stylish Comfort – LaForma 

Always one of the most popular exhibitors at the AIFF, LaForma bring the laidback savoir faire of Barcelona living to their beautiful outdoor furniture collections; an aesthetic that is also perfect for Australian homes. This chaise longue is absolutely perfect for long breezy afternoons on the terrace. Its rope backing gives it a raffish, nautical air. The sofas pictured above are also from their extensive outdoor collection.

LaForma will be back at AIFF 2018 bigger and better than ever. Find them at Stand N20.

‘Relax’ Outdoor Chaise Longue, La Forma

Tableware for the Terrace – Mediterranean Markets

Alfresco living isn’t just about furniture. Beautiful accessories such as tableware will inject style into any tableau. Family-run business Mediterranean Markets is a Melbourne-based wholesaler and importer, specialising in using classic designs in a modern context.

They distribute the stunning Flax Ceramics by Ivory House range, which are beautifully and individually crafted in Vietnam. Each piece from the range is unique and showcase delicate colour ways including Cream, Grey, Charcoal, Snow White, Duck Egg and Mint. The perfect complement to a rustic, stripped back outdoor dining table.

Make sure you stop by Mediterranean Market’s stand at AIFF 2018. They’ll be at B43.

Flax Ceramics Range, Mediterranean Markets

Wicked Wicker Elegance – Nest Outdoor Furniture 

Is there anything more elegant than a beautifully made wicker chair? Melbourne-based company Nest Outdoor Furniture offer an extensive range of outdoor wicker furniture, as well as UV resistant shade sails and furniture covers. Create a perfect corner in the garden with this Zen White Wicker Chair, a low whitewashed occasional table and a bowl of roses. Drop into Nest Outdoor Furniture’s stand at AIFF 2018 – they’ll be at Stand S12.

Zen White Wicker Chair, Nest Outdoor Furniture

Endless Summer – EZ FURN

Maldives Sun Lounger, Ez Furniture

EZ FURN are a Brisbane-based importer and wholesaler of commercial furniture. They specialise in chairs and tables which are perfect for larger projects.

We love these chocolate-brown ‘Maldives’ Sun Loungers, which would look amazing poolside juxtaposed with white umbrellas. The Loungers also come in ‘Barbados’ white.

Visit Ez Furniture at AIFF 2018 at Stand R32.


Don’t miss the Australian International Furniture Fair this year! It will take place at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from the 19th – 22nd of July and is co-located with Decor + Design. Together the shows feature over 250 exhibitors from across the furniture, soft furnishings and decor sectors. Subscribe now to be notified when visitor registration opens. Entry to the exhibition is free for trade visitors.