Front / Centre DENFAIR 2017

Front | Centre 2019

To support and promote new Australian design, DENFAIR is putting emerging designers at the forefront with Front | Centre, a gesture of our support and promotion for new design. This initiatives invites representing entities across Australia to present the best and latest of crafted design from their region.

By doing so, Front | Centre provides a unique opportunity for designers at the early stages of their career to present their commercially viable work and access a powerful business platform while mapping out a new frontier in Australian design.

Proudly supported by DIA, FAB9, SPICERS, SCHIAVELLO and Green Magazine, in 2019 and working with participating entities such as Craft ACT, Craft Victoria, Jam Factory, Workshopped in association with the Australian Design Centre and Design Object Tasmania.

Front / Centre DENFAIR 2017
Front / Centre DENFAIR 2017
Front / Centre DENFAIR 2017 Nicholas Fuller

2019 Participating Entities

Craft ACT Logo
Craft ACT

(02) 6262 9333

Craft VIC Logo
Craft Vic

(03) 9650 7775

Designed Objects Tasmania
Designed Objects Tasmania

(03) 6231 0512

Jam Factory Logo
Jam Factory

(08) 8410 0727

Workshopped Logo

(02) 9146 4353

Front | Centre 2019


Hailing from all over Australia, meet the designers of tomorrow and guess whose work is set to take out this year’s Front | Centre.

Discover the Finalists

Front | Centre Past Winners

Nicholas Fuller


Nicholas Fuller is an Australian designer/maker whose work reflects a commitment to high quality craftsmanship and a passion for enriching everyday living through considered design. Greatly influenced by a childhood spent working in his father’s fitting workshop on lathes and milling machines, Nicholas has been committed to understanding the process and hallmarks of good design from an early age.

Nancy Ji

Nancy Ji - Front/Centre winner 2018

Architect and designer, Nancy is passionate about design across varying scales and media, from objects to environments which enhance our everyday life. Nancy obtained a Master of Architecture from the University of Melbourne in 2014 and has worked for renowned architecture practices in Japan and Melbourne.



FAB9 is Melbourne newest makerspace, a space purpose-built so designers and makers can access the training, tools and equipment needed to turn their ideas into physical realities. FAB9 is made up of five distinct labs under one roof, including a Timber shop, Digi fab, CNC lab, an Electronics lab and Assembly area. Open to makers of all skills and interest levels, FAB9 is accessible via a monthly membership fee.

Green Magazine

Green is Australia’s leading publication for inspirational stories on sustainable design featuring local and international houses, gardens and profiles. Discover spectacular urban, regional and coastal architecture featuring cutting edge environmental ideas. View the latest in local and international product design in Upfront and read about the innovative projects in residential and community gardens.

Design Institute of Australia

As Australia’s peak industry body for professional design, the DIA represents Australian design and designers both domestically and internationally. We exist to help Australia’s professional designers to succeed in business and to enjoy their working lives, while collectively growing Australia’s reputation as a Design Nation.