Had the pleasure of popping down to the annual DENFAIR in Melbourne last week to cast our eyes on some of the latest up and coming designs from some of our favourite brands and designers! DENFAIR curates a collection of local and international brands to showcase the latest collections and styles to hit the market, spanning from furniture, lighting, textiles, art, fittings and finishes.
Feeling lucky to have been able to experience the excellence, originality and innovation that DENFAIR had to offer, so heres a recap of some of our favourite finds!
“District Lighting focus on creating connections through their lighting collections that promote human dialogue and evoke emotion. The Cirque Collection (left) is a unique pendant combining the latest LED technology with capsules of hand blown ribbed glass, joined together by brass to project continuous light. The Bolle (right) is a collection of lighting pieces which appear to look like floating air bubbles and can be clustered to create a multiplying reflections to amplify the truly unique and magical effect”
“Typography, is the first collaboration between Rakumba and Studio Truly Truly which is inspired by the way characters form words, and how these can be arranged in relationships to create language of expression. Combining multiple rails in vertical or horizontal orientations enables Typography to be formed in endless expressions: simple pendants, chandeliers and room dividers.”
“Based on a parabolic form, Anton (left) is a compact and versatile fixture that can be mounted on the ceiling or wall. Formed by materiality and the process of casting, the Anton sconce features an internally lit face that is punctuated by the lamp. Oddments (right) is an expandable system of arcs mapping the durational imprint of their orbit. The Studio adopts a spirited design approach that engages with the curiosity of the viewer to produce a decorative lighting range that is at once playful and functional, sculptural and surprising. ”
“The Sun Wall light use a woven interconnecting timber structure developed by Edward Linacre 8 years ago; an incredibly light weight yet robust structure inspired by toriodal geometry, which exists in various forms throughout nature including the common Sunflower. The Sun is woven in Grey Italian Poplar plantation timber with a mouth blown glass ball at its centre, and is illuminated from behind by a diffused LED light source.”
“Nudo (left) designed by Sebastian Herkner, is a line of deep-pile rugs inspired by tribal masks on display in the Bogotá’s Gold Museum. With a colour-blocking design reminiscent of 1970s aesthetics, available in 6 colourways in small and large sizes. Trenza (right) is a range of knitted sisal rugs and home accessories made in Colombia, by designer Valentina Hoyos who has made a conscious decision to only work with natural fibres that reflect an enduring environmental awareness.”
“Vitim is just one of the new fabrics introduced by Missoni Home for 2018, stocked by Safari Living. A clever re-interpretation of Missoni’s iconic chevron pattern combined with graduated stripes and an earthy colour palette. Safari combines the application of these fabric with fittings such as the basket woven lampshades by PET Lamps made of recycled plastic bottles, to give an rustic yet artistic atmosphere.”
“Vincent is a supplier of many beautiful brands, presenting designs from the likes of The Everyday, Design House Stockholm and Chilewich in there recent DENFAIR stand. The products Vincent choose represent well conceived, beautifully designed, and expertly manufactured pieces that craft creative lighting & home concepts with simple lines and restrained materials.”
“Archie is a playful and functional table crafted from single slabs of terrazzo, presented as a ‘Front/Centre 2018’ winner created by Architect and Desiger Nancy Ji. The circular top and arched legs are cut from standard sized tiles motivated by the goal to minimize waste, with each piece notched to simply slot together for efficiency and storage. Archie is water jet cut and honed by hand finish to give it the smooth and individual colour combinations.”
“Rawness, impeccable finishes and Scandinavian looks make the Nood Co concrete sinks a hero of any bathroom. Good Co aims to refine your bathroom style with one of their ultra-strength concrete sinks. This pieces really continue Nood’s study into effective curve, proportion play and simplicity.”
“Their tiles are all handmade in Morocco, using traditional and ancient techniques to bring custom and specialty tiles to your space to create living works of art. These colourful hand painted and handmade Moroccan tiles are a decorative accent to counters, bathrooms, vanities, window surrounds, fireplaces and more. Be inspired and experience the delicate charm of these hand painted treasures.”
“Spark and Burnish Hardware based in Sydney stock a range of gorgeous brands and designs, from the likes of Nest Studio, BB Sweden, Philip Watts, Buster & Punch and Armac Martin. One of our favorites was definitely the Luna Handle (right) by Philip Watts Designs which is part of a new range of furniture pulls with a hammered texture cast in a range of different material options and sizes.”
“Left of table a part of the Paddocks for ponies Series, is a beautiful piece made up of a very complex and rich texture build up drawing your eye from any angle. The Melbourne-based Abstract Expressionist allows her work to capture and document moments of raw emotional honesty. She paints episodic glimpses of her life resulting in a deeper connection to subconscious, personal matter. She is always working towards a sense of self-understanding and growth through out all her works.”
“The Ingrid Artwork is a wonderful part of Ali’s ulster landscape collections where she focuses on evoking deep emotions and memories, that see her executing abstract expressions of the feeling and memory. It is seemingly this dualism of the important yet the simple that strikes a chord with the artist, and the admirer. Ali works with brushstrokes and layers of paint that emanate luminously from the depths of the canvas. Her complex layering of paint parallels an accumulation of ideas, thoughts and emotions collected over time.”