DENFAIR FOR DESIGN Make a Difference Ross Gardam Polar Light

FOR DESIGN is our social initiative, our opportunity to give back to the industry. Our goal is to help support, educate and demonstrate how better design choices can have a positive effect on us as individuals, but more importantly as a community.

Our advocacy for responsible design begins with empowering designers with the tools such as FRONT / CENTRE, the DENFAIR PUBLICATION and opportunities like the SPEAKER SERIES to assist in making a difference not just to industry, but also to individuals and communities touched by design.

Front / Centre DENFAIR 2017


Front / Centre

At DENFAIR, there is a strong belief in supporting the design industry. We believe in engaging with early-career designers – with their energy, tenacity and new modes of problem solving – representing a vibrant future for design, one which reflects the cultural and social conditions that they work within. Always backing new and developing talent, DENFAIR created the Front / Centre initiative as a springboard to launch their careers.


The Publication

Our publication encapsulates the spirit of the DENFAIR Event and extends the experience, preserving and further promoting the design talent that has come to define it.

Hadyn Cattach DENFAIR Publication
Speaker Series DENFAIR 2017


Speaker Series

Every year DENFAIR hosts a dynamic cohort of design practitioners and commentators in a series of panel lead discussions. Musing on topical design issues, the speakers engage each other and the audience in educational and provocative conversations. The DENFAIR Speaker Series sessions are free and non-ticketed, and both industry and enthusiasts are encouraged to attend.