In a country known more for its sporting prowess, landscape and rich mineral deposits, you could be forgiven for thinking the contemporary Australian design scene is ‘quiet’
In Australia, the art and design worlds might each have their own rituals, traditions and secret language but they’ve always overlapped in compelling ways.
Reminiscent of an infinite loop, the linear tubular steel frame forms a pendant corresponding to the table top and the central motif of the circle
Fiona Lynch is a design studio that excels in achieving beautiful and genuine outcomes across retail, hospitality and residential projects.
Ruder Novak - Mikulic is invited by Artisan/Ducksnest to take part to the DENFAIR Speaker Program. Ruder Novak-Mikulic is the co-founder and art director of Regular company an award winning multidisciplinary design consultancy.
Rob Mills creates exceptional residences. His team of residential architects, interior designers, heritage architects and project managers are responsible for some of the most innovative and inspiring residential projects in Australia and around the world.
Kensaku Oshiro was born on Okinawa Island, Japan, in 1977. After gaining a Master’s degree in Industrial Design at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan in 1999, he began working with various studios
With inspiration a plenty it was easy to become mesmerised by the movement of fabric and the intrinsic stories they spoke. Gracefully and simplistic the structural design was hidden in the integrity of the choice of timber and fixing details of traditional Japanese construction
The Piper Range is the latest release by Gibson Karlo for DesignByThem. The design pairs indoor quality and charm with outdoor durability, creating a range that is visually light, distinctive and versatile.
Inspiration is a mysterious beast. For some, it comes effortlessly and often. For others, it hides timid and reticent, demanding gentle coaxing before it will consider informing a work of art, a song, a poem, a design.
As designers, every mark we make represents the responsibility we hold for ourselves, our industry and to the future. It is something I refer to as a cultural legacy because nothing goes unseen and in today’s highly visualised, digital world where the influence of every image carries weight.
We were privileged at DENFAIR 2017 to have passionate drawer Chris Connell take us through a sketching masterclass. Chris has over 40 years experience in the architecture and interior design industry, as well as product design.
Good design allows us to transit through this world smoothly, commonly attributing our intuition rather than paying attention to the small things put in place to make this transition possible.
Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself...
Some designers add a great dose of fearless innovation, committed to a tradition of quality by keeping products fresh and unique within their current landscape. In our recent interview with Melbourne based designer, Oliver Wilcox, we learnt it hasn’t come without its challenges.
More than a passing trend, mindfulness permeates many facets of life. We hear it spoken about it in yoga and meditation, of course; but also within conversations about sport, business, relationships and even finance. Creativity is no exception.
To transform a vast, casual, loud and exposed food hall, into a place for luxurious, intimate and refined dining. A space that not only houses a superior dining experience...
Stalactites has been a staple of the Melbourne restaurant scene since 1978; the longest established & most well known Greek restaurant in town. So when Bergman & Co were asked to come on-board, the team were obviously thrilled...
St Kilda’s Prince of Wales Hotel has been a Melbourne landmark since 1936, but its current status as a boutique hospitality destination was cemented only two decades ago with an interior transformation by Powell & Glenn Architects.
There’s something to be said about finding a certain piece that exudes timelessness. The brief was simple, restrained but effortlessly manifest elegance. It was the clean lines and austere aesthetic of ...
His Cantilever side table impressed widely at DENFAIR 2017 and saw Nicholas presented with the Front / Centre Award. Originally a 2016 commission for a local Adelaide couple – an elegant response to a straight-up simple brief
It’s no wonder we have an identity crisis here in Australia, with our confused and often destructive relationships with our indigenous people, the ‘tyranny of long distance’ and colonial status amidst a sea of Asian nations.
The facts are clear and the status is both alarming and depressing — the state of our natural world is the biggest global issue we face. There are so many factors contributing to the degradation of our environment that it’s overwhelming.How can we begin to tackle the problem when it is so huge and complex?
Vivienne Westwood has famously quoted “buy less, choose well.”, the famous minimalist architect Mies van der Rohe said “Less is more.”, the March issue of Australian Vogue is focused on sustainability in the fashion industry - sustainability in relation to production, materials, and technology...
Plants have conveyed many messages from minimalist expositions to much wilder and more expressive configurations found in rugs and tapestry. When one designer’s philosophy is to create respect for the weavers and sustainable business whilst celebrating Australian bush...
The Design Institute of Australia will be announcing and exhibiting the winners of the DIA 2017/18 Australian Graduate of the Year Awards at DENFAIR’s 2018 Melbourne Event. The AGOTYA awards are a national annual award competition run by the Design Institute of Australia for final year and newly graduated design students.
As a child, Sibella Court of The Society Inc, had a fascination with collecting objects. Rocks, shells, and ribbons were amongst the treasures that she picked up and stashed away to later visit and imagine of their journeys.
Whether we fear or embrace technology, it’s impossible to deny the fact that it is responsible for some of the greatest innovations in design and a crucial tool in approaching sustainability and safety. It’s also opened up a world of opportunity — in the way that we design, and the way we experience design
As the professional world becomes more and more specialised, individuals become more focused on honing specific skills and each industry creates new roles to keep up with and embrace advancements in technology, collaboration is increasingly common. Collaboration allows the best of each field involved to contribute at the highest of skill; playing to strengths of one another.
DENFAIR is a place where people come together to connect with each other over a common love of original and authentic design. It is a place where we can appreciate innovations in the industry and support those who are changing the way we think about design.
A quarter-century of experience makes an industry expert. And so with 26 years under their belts, connecting Australians with contemporary furniture from the world’s leading brands and studios, KE-ZU’s acumen is unrivalled...
King Living will launch new designs from their collaboration with designers Charles Wilson and Tom Fereday at DENFAIR in Melbourne this month. As one of Australia’s most renowned and established furniture designers and manufacturers, King Living are an important part of the local design community...
The concept of ‘anything is possible’ has a useful ability to unite ideas and people. This iconic mantra has been synonymous with Schiavello Group, a multi-disciplinary, global organisation since its inception 50 years ago and continues to serve as inspiration to the company, even in contemporary periods.
Tasmanian timber is a product of exceptional beauty from a place like nowhere else. Our island grows more than you imagined. Here, a combination of magnificent wood and cutting-edge innovation has produced some of the finest timbers in the world.
Sustainability is a concern for any designer working with timber, so when the American Hardwood Society challenged eight of Australia’s most highly regarded designers to reimagine one of their designs using the sustainable timber tulipwood, they rose to the occasion.
For fourth generation Australian furniture designer-maker Jon Goulder, expert craftsmanship and design has always been in his blood. Pushing the envelope with materials and methods, Jon has created and launched the bespoke 'Innate' collection in collaboration with renowned Sydney design retailer, Fiona Lyda of Spence & Lyda.
In the world of architecture and interior design, lighting can make or break a space. The colour of light, as well as the light fitting itself, is a crucial part in setting the tone in interior and exterior environments.
Since Artedomus was founded in 1985, their early ethos focused on sourcing unique products that have a simple and natural intrinsic beauty. Fast forward to today, their philosophy still revolves around being a source of reference and inspiration for leading architects and designers, introducing to Australia some of the most beautiful marbles, limestones and sandstones.
Fresh from her win at DENFAIR’s Front/Centre design competition we had an interview with architect and designer Nancy Ji, creator of the Archie table. Nancy joined us via Skype from Japan where she is currently travelling, learning Japanese and doing research for future projects.
Amongst the undisturbed prehistoric landscape of the Mojave Desert in Death Valley National Park, Maegan Brown captures moments of serenity through the lens of inquisitive wonder. Careful planning and research get her to the site but what happens when she points her camera is entirely intrinsic.
Chance encounters are often how new ideas or new relationships start. Creative thinking is most compelling when it involves fresh eyes, original perspective and a deep gratitude for the creative process.
The Local Project presents, in collaboration with Nina Maya Interiors and ZETR – The Glass House. The Glass House, located in the inner city Sydney suburb of Paddington, is an innovative residential project by Nina Maya Interiors and a number of their favourite material suppliers, including the Sydney based ZETR, founded by Garth Elliott.
Australians like to pride themselves with a “can-do, give it a go” collaborative attitude. As a nation, we are a collective group of people up for a challenge, striving to be at the forefront of any industry and the furniture...
Introducing a new workplace sector in 2019, the exhibition brings greater depth to its core collection of high-end design.
With a background in archaeology that has taken him to iconic historical sites in Syria, Brian Tunks has a most fascinating story. Find out more about the founder and creative director of Bison Home as he speaks with DENFAIR editor, Sandra Tan.
Tamsin O’Neill, founder and editor of Green Magazine, speaks on the publication’s fruitful relationship with DENFAIR, and the common values they share.
We talk local manufacture and no-frills design with Susan Tait, as the popular outdoor furniture house prepares to launch a fresh new collection at DENFAIR 2019.
What happens when a historic Aussie brand meets with French innovation? Find out how Xavier Lifran, Director of Schneider Electric’s Pacific Design Lab, is merging design cultures to create a “radical” new identity for Clipsal.
Whether an app, a tech innovation, or an element of your built environment - what enables you to work smarter? DENFAIR’s Sandra Tan unpacks today’s mobile professional toolkit.
We catch up with Marcus Piper and Adam Cornish and find out all about their collaborative Easel Project, a project melding both art and industry, launching at DENFAIR 2019.
Two striking DENFAIR stands by Melbourne-based studio Latitude Group are shortlisted in the Installation Design category at this year’s Australian Interior Design Awards.
For Bob Cadry, a discerning design eye is in the blood. Read on to discover Cadrys’ colourful family heritage, their latest local collaborators, and the pieces set to wow visitors at DENFAIR 2019.
Angela Ferguson and Gavin Harris reveal their plans for an immersive, thought-provoking installation to form the core of DENFAIR’s new dedicated workspace sector.
Part greenhouse, part speakeasy: debuting at DENFAIR 2019 is a curious installation taking local food sourcing to the next level.
As it cools down in Melbourne, we ask Guillaume Roux of Oblica how European design brings a contemporary edge to the age-old appeal of fire.
Get to know the Melbourne-born Hong Kong-based Editor-in Chief of Design Anthology, before she takes the mic as a guest moderator for DENFAIR’s Speaker Series in June.
Working from home? Meet the brands bridging the gap between our domestic and working lives.