DENFAIR 2019 OFFICIAL PROGRAM

20-22 JUNE 2019

A year’s worth of planning all comes down to this: 300+ brands, 35 fascinating speakers, an awards presentation, ambitious stands and boundless industry connections. All over in three days!

Discover a dedicated workspace precinct, new in 2019, and listen in on compelling talks at our Speaker Series.

Experience creative hospitality venues and unique installations designed exclusively for the show, and see which designers and brands take home industry accolades at the DENFAIR Awards.

Find out what not to miss below.

To Wine + Dine

Bookings for the restaurant can be made by contacting restaurant@denfair.com.au
Availability over two sittings – be quick to reserve your space

WALLPAPER* CHALET RESTAURANT

Wallpaper*, the global design authority, is coming to DENFAIR in 2019 as the show’s Principal Media Partner. To honour this new relationship, the publication will have a notable presence on the exhibition floor, in the form of a highly conceptual eatery.

Harnessing the theme of winter, the Wallpaper* Chalet will poetically evoke the atmosphere of a snowy alpine lodge. The multilayered design references forms and textures inherent in mountain structures, with material supplied by Kennedys Timber, and furniture by Ross Didier and James Richardson. Also, look out for written sound bites by WoodSolutions – engaging the audience with discussion points on the use of timber in the built environment.

Those that make a booking in the Wallpaper restaurant will experience fine food on Robert Gordon Pottery, and take home packs from WoodSolutions, including a timber clutch pencil and information on biophilic design.

At the Wallpaper* Chalet, design professionals and enthusiasts alike can enjoy a meal and escape the crowds in an inviting, impactful space.

CAFE by PGH BRICKS & PAVERS

DENFAIR’s communal eating space is based on a simple selection of materials, focused on the convivial act of eating. This food hall style venue is centred on a long table, encouraging people to stop and share a moment over a meal.

Showcasing the versatility of PGH Bricks & Pavers’ product, the space comes to life in a series of inventive brick applications featuring the unexpected textures of cardboard and timber shavings, surrounded by live greenery.

Pause for a bite to eat, or a caffeine hit, in a casual space designed to encourage chance encounters.

Supported by: Himmel, Godfrey Hirst, How Group

LOUNGE By SPACECUBE

Thanks to SpaceCube, for the first time this year our featured lounge extends upwards, with a first floor level providing an elevated view across the whole show.

An oasis from the hustle and bustle of the exhibition, the lounge is centrally located between the Speaker Space and the LIFE WORK Precinct. Intricate screens by first-time Japanese exhibitors Cut Direction by Kollab projects bring the space to life with Godfrey Hirst flooring underfoot.

Serving a great selection of food and beverages, this is just the place for casual meetings, where the industry will come to relax on King Living furniture and people-watch from above the crowd.

Supported by: Laminex

LIVING BAR by Adam Cornish & Junglefy

Part greenhouse, part speakeasy: debuting at DENFAIR 2019 is a curious installation taking local food sourcing to the next level. Melbourne designer Adam Cornish has teamed up with green infrastructure specialists Junglefy and CULT to create a lush living cocktail bar that grows its own ingredients. These herbs and botanicals will be gradually harvested from the bar walls during the three days of DENFAIR, making for a dynamic and organic installation that will change with every sip. Come for a drink, stay to contemplate the future of biophilic design.

Adam Cornish and Jock Gammon from Junglefy will be speaking at the Clean Air installation at 12pm every day of the show.

To Be Inspired

GOOD DESIGN AUSTRALIA

Get an exclusive sneak preview of a selection of entries nominated at this year’s Good Design Awards – ahead of the Ceremony in Sydney on 11 July – from the Furniture & Lighting, Housewares & Objects and Hardware & Building categories. This collection of exemplary everyday objects provides an informative picture of our nation’s leading design.

Celebrating 60 years in 2018, Good Design Australia is an international organisation committed to promoting the importance of design to business, industry, government and the general public, and identifying the critical role it plays in creating a better, safer and more prosperous world.

FRONT|CENTRE

DENFAIR renews its commitment to creating accessible industry pathways for emerging designers with the return of its Front | Centre program.

This nationwide competition, supported by Spicers, Fab 9, the Design Institute of Australia and Schiavello, takes shape in the form of a gallery exhibition showcasing a shortlist of the best new talent from across the country.

Front | Centre runs in partnership with Craft ACT, Craft Vic, JamFactory and Workshopped together with the Australian Design Centre.

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EASEL PROJECT

Eight compelling creatives, eight original pieces of work. Easel Project is an ambitious collaboration, to be revealed exclusively at DENFAIR 2019.

Developed by industrial designer Adam Cornish and digital craftsperson Marcus Piper, the project involves some of the most exciting names in the local and international creative world. Located at the centre of the show, peruse the Easel Project gallery of editioned works available for purchase, with a portion of sales donated in support of the Authentic Design Alliance. The Easel Project is made possible by production partner, Axolotl, multidisciplinary material experts for the architectural industry and Forest Furniture.

Meet Marcus Piper and Adam Cornish as they join Axolotl and Easel Project creatives at 3:30 Saturday 22 June, in the Speaker Space.

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MEDIA SPACE

Phone battery on low from snapping all your favourite stands? Need a spot to organise all those new business cards you’ve collected?

Visit the DENFAIR Media Space, where our media partners, including Green Magazine, Artichoke, Design Anthology, The Local Project and Est come together to recharge their devices, catch up on work and debrief about the show in a thriving hotdesk setting. Supported by Polyflor, with task lighting by Koda and productivity solutions from How Group and TCW, pick up a magazine or two while you’re there, and get the full design story.

Supported by: Koda, Polyflor, How Group, TCW

SPEAKER SERIES 2019

Designed exclusively for the show by Arthur Koutoulas and Joyce Foam Products, this purpose-built forum will house the industry’s most compelling voices in an intimate, acoustically engineered space made entirely of foam, with flooring by Polyflor. In keeping with Joyce Foam Products’ zero waste strategy, all foam used in the Speaker Space will be recycled into underlay.

Presented by our Major Speaker Program Partner, Clipsal by Schneider Electric, the DENFAIR Speaker Series runs the entire duration of the show. Listen in on thought-provoking conversations with inspiring international and local talents on topics ranging from workspace to wellness, or join masterclasses with thought leaders in design.

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OAK REDefined LOUNGE

An exploration of an American timber species from multiple perspectives, designer Adam Markowitz, digital craftsperson Marcus Piper and the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) present an evocative breakout space, where visitors can experience the physical and emotional properties of American Red Oak. Made in Australia by Evostyle, the multifunctional timber installation demonstrates the versatility of one of the most abundant hardwood species in the American forest.

Complete with a recharge station for all your devices, relax and reconnect with this beautiful material at the Oak REDefined Lounge.

Hear the story behind this project at the Speaker Space, 12:30 Saturday 22 June, as designers Adam Markowitz and Marcus Piper join makers Evostyle and AHEC in conversation.

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PALISADES by The Designers Institute of New Zealand

Palisades is an immersive textural landscape inhabited by New Zealand designers Nathan Goldsworthy, Think + Shift and Tim Webber; along with supporting works by local designers and artists. Palisades draws inspiration from the fortifications that once protected early settlements positioned on sloping hillsides throughout New Zealand. Curved walls fabricated from softly wrapped tubes echo the ancient defences. They guide you through intimate, subtlety illuminated spaces, dampening audible and visual noise from the surrounding environment.

Supported by Autex Industries and The Designers Institute of New Zealand, Palisades is a celebration of contemporary New Zealand design and craft.

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Rob Mills Screening: The Search

Following its Milan debut at Salone del Mobile 2019, acclaimed architect Rob Mills’ new short film, The Search, comes to DENFAIR for its official Australian public launch. The film explores and encapsulates the practice’s mission to work with great land – the foundation of all great architecture. At Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors (RMA), when land is not presented as part of the design process, the practice searches for rare and unique land that will satisfy the client’s needs and inspire design, whether located in the wilderness, by the coast, within the countryside, or even surrounded by an urban environment.

The Search screens upstairs from the show in the DENFAIR Theatre at 1pm and 2:30pm on Saturday 22 June.

CLEAN AIR by Adam Cornish & Junglefy

In addition to their exciting Living Bar, Adam Cornish Design and Junglefy have collaborated on a second truly unique experience at DENFAIR. This installation centers on air quality in the modern workplace; aiming to create a visual experiment that showcases how plants can be used to improve air quality and the atmosphere in our built environments. In a must-see live demonstration, the self-contained microclimate will be polluted and decontaminated using only plants. These create a living organic filter that actively cleans the air, whilst simultaneously creating beauty and wellbeing through biophilic design.

Adam Cornish and Jock Gammon from Junglefy will be speaking at the Clean Air installation at 12pm every day of the show.

#futurework by FUTURESPACE

DENFAIR’s new workspace precinct centres on an inspired installation, called #futurework by Angela Ferguson and Gavin Harris of Futurespace. Comprising a series of three immersive spaces, the interactive structure, with framework by Tasman Group, illustrates the unique social, collaborative and solitary modes of productivity in the contemporary Australian workplace. The entire activation is punctuated by inventive, beautiful product from Kvadrat Maharam, Godfrey Hirst, Ampelite, Koda, Febrik, Spicers, Mitchell Group, nau and Harlequin Floors.

Catch Angela moderating one of three workspace-focused Speaker Series panels, on Thursday and Friday. Futurespace is also curating a series of talks at their #futurework installation, featuring a host of industry guests speaking on the theme of collaboration.

DENFAIR Awards

The DENFAIR Awards return in the show’s fifth year to celebrate the design industry’s finest, acknowledging the talent and dedication of our inspiring exhibitor community.

Our esteemed judging panel will be seeking exceptional products and concepts on the show floor which suggest a new way forward for design.

Winners will take home trophies designed and produced by Tait, champions of local design and manufacture.

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