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supported by Schiavello

To support and promote new Australian design, DENFAIR is putting emerging designers at the forefront with Front/Centre – an initiative that invites representing entities across Australia to present the best and latest craft and design in their region. Working closely with Craft ACT, JamFactory, Designed Objects Tasmania (DOT) and Workshopped in association with Australia Design Centre (ADC) – Front/Centre provides a unique opportunity for designers at the early stages of their career to access a powerful business platform while mapping out a new frontier in Australian design.

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At DENFAIR we believe there is much to be gained from emerging designers who have ample energy for the vibrant future of design and who approach design problems with new modes of thinking reflective of the cultural and social conditions of the day.

Proudly supported by Schiavello, in 2017 we have invited five representing entities across Australia to present the best and latest craft and design in their region to collectively map a new frontier in Australian design while tapping into the commercial opportunities at the heart of DENFAIR. Participants of the new initiative include Craft ACT, Artisan – Centre for Queensland Craft & Design, JamFactory, Designed Objects Tasmania and Workshopped in association with Australian Design Centre (ADC)

Creative Director Alexi Robinson said of the initiative:

“Our mission is to make DENFAIR accessible as a powerful business platform to designers at the early stages of their career nationwide. Working closely with representing bodies at the helm of new ideas in their respective locale is an integral part of this.”

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