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Magic 8: Addressing Sustainable Design

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.

Fostering the Future of Design

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.

Creating Connections

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.

AGOTYA Awards 2018

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.

Consideration and Minimalism in The Age of “Stuff”

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...

2017 Speaker Series - Mindful Design

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.

Know the Difference - A Reflection by Ross Didier

Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself...

“Just draw, and the ideas will come”

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.

Know the Difference - A Reflection by Marcus Piper

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.

The Narrative of Tradition

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

Speaker Series Profile - Kensaku Oshiro

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

Speaker Series Profile - Rob Mills

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. 

Speaker Series Profile - Ruder Novak-Mikulic  

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.

Speaker Series Profile – Fiona Lynch

Fiona Lynch is a design studio that excels in achieving beautiful and genuine outcomes across retail, hospitality and residential projects.