DENFAIR'S SYDNEY DEBUT

We could not contain our excitement when it was announced that 2018 was the year DENFAIR was finally coming to Sydney! 

The long time Melbourne-based event has historically drawn some of the most innovative national and international designers. This year the annual design event was held over three days from 16 - 18 August.

This year at the Hordern Pavilion at Moore Park, 50 exhibitors showcased their designs including hardware, furniture, art, objects and much more. On Friday we escaped the studio for a few hours to immerse ourselves in the design feast that was DENFAIR Sydney.

Here are a few of our favourite things . . .

Casa Mia display showcasing their new Aver lounge #LOVE

Casa Mia display showcasing their new Aver lounge #LOVE

Savage Design showcased their expanding hardware range alongside some new furniture pieces.

Savage Design showcased their expanding hardware range alongside some new furniture pieces.

A rainbow of basins a Nood Concrete’s stand!

A rainbow of basins a Nood Concrete’s stand!

One of our favourite Australian lighting Designers – Anaesthetic.

One of our favourite Australian lighting Designers – Anaesthetic.

We have added a new favourite supplier to our books! We just love the look of the hardware by Spark and Burnish.

We have added a new favourite supplier to our books! We just love the look of the hardware by Spark and Burnish.

More covetable hardware from Spark and Burnish. 

More covetable hardware from Spark and Burnish. 

The Lounge. A large-scale installation by Arthur Koutoulas for DENFAIR which attracted hundreds of weary design addicts.

The Lounge. A large-scale installation by Arthur Koutoulas for DENFAIR which attracted hundreds of weary design addicts.

The beautiful leathers from NSW Leather Co – we just adore their metallic finishes!

The beautiful leathers from NSW Leather Co – we just adore their metallic finishes!

All images via ©Alexandra Kidd Design

OUR TOP 10 FROM THE DEN

Touted as 'Australia’s leading destination for contemporary design + art', DENFAIR has just wrapped up its third issue in Melbourne. Although only in its infancy, DENFAIR has quickly cemented itself as a highlight of the Australian design calendar. After 3 days of carefully curated, high quality design experiences, in leaps and bounds it has landed with much accolade on to the world's design stage. Thousands of architects, interior designers, stylists, specifiers and retailers flocked to Melbourne's Convention and Exhibition from 8 - 10 June to admire the brightest talent from local and international brands. 

We have bookmarked our Top 10 designs and designers from this years exhibition - some are old friends and some are exciting new talents we can't wait to work with.

1. FRED INTERNATIONAL

As one of Australia's leading distributors of contemporary Scandinavian furniture we adore absolutely everything on display at the  Fred International  stand!

As one of Australia's leading distributors of contemporary Scandinavian furniture we adore absolutely everything on display at the Fred International stand!

2. IN-TERIA

We love these fabulous custom timber door handles, made in Tasmania by  In-teria. 

We love these fabulous custom timber door handles, made in Tasmania by In-teria. 

3. MICHAEL REID SYDNEY + BERLIN

With galleries in Sydney and Berlin,  Michael Reid  showcased the work of contemporary photographer Derek Henderson, featuring his recent   hydrangea series that explores subtly curated floral arrangements, expertly captured on large format film. The result is simply stunning. 

With galleries in Sydney and Berlin, Michael Reid showcased the work of contemporary photographer Derek Henderson, featuring his recent hydrangea series that explores subtly curated floral arrangements, expertly captured on large format film. The result is simply stunning. 

4. GIOPATO COOMBES

Giopato and Coombes are a dynamic husband and wife duo, creating inspiring pieces including one of our favourites - the Bolle pendant - inspired by soap bubbles! 

Giopato and Coombes are a dynamic husband and wife duo, creating inspiring pieces including one of our favourites - the Bolle pendant - inspired by soap bubbles! 

5. TAIT FURNITURE

We have admired the work of  Tait Furniture  for many years, and their presence at DENFAIR only confirmed why. Their gorgeous outdoor furniture collections were beautifully presented in collaboration with Melbourne firm  DesignOffice . 

We have admired the work of Tait Furniture for many years, and their presence at DENFAIR only confirmed why. Their gorgeous outdoor furniture collections were beautifully presented in collaboration with Melbourne firm DesignOffice

6. NAU

Under the  Cult  umbrella,  Nau  made its debut at DENFAIR 2017, launching with a large range of gorgeous indoor furniture that we can't wait to find a home for. 

Under the Cult umbrella, Nau made its debut at DENFAIR 2017, launching with a large range of gorgeous indoor furniture that we can't wait to find a home for. 

7. SPACE FURNITURE

Space Furniture  was one of the bigger players amongst smaller local brands, but they remain one of our all-time favourite suppliers. They displayed a range of contemporary classics from B&B Italia, Foscarini, MOOOI and Cassina . . . swoon.  

Space Furniture was one of the bigger players amongst smaller local brands, but they remain one of our all-time favourite suppliers. They displayed a range of contemporary classics from B&B Italia, Foscarini, MOOOI and Cassina . . . swoon.  

8. BONNIE & NEIL

The name  Bonnie and Neil  has become synonymous with bold patterns on floors, walls, cushions and fabric, and their presence at DENFAIR didn't disappoint. Their collaboration with  Byzantine Design  revealed tiles and floor coverings in the wild patterns they have become renowned for. 

The name Bonnie and Neil has become synonymous with bold patterns on floors, walls, cushions and fabric, and their presence at DENFAIR didn't disappoint. Their collaboration with Byzantine Design revealed tiles and floor coverings in the wild patterns they have become renowned for. 

9. MARZ DESIGNS

Marz Designs  released their new 'Furl' wall lights in collaboration with designer Christel Hadibawawa from  CHRISTEL H . The rolled brass or powdercoated metal make for a unique wall-mounted lighting effect.

Marz Designs released their new 'Furl' wall lights in collaboration with designer Christel Hadibawawa from CHRISTEL H. The rolled brass or powdercoated metal make for a unique wall-mounted lighting effect.

10. ARCHIER

Design and architecture firm  Archier  showcased earthy, ceramic basins at the fair. They teamed up with ceramicist  Lindsey Wherrett  to create these absolutely stunning pieces. 

Design and architecture firm Archier showcased earthy, ceramic basins at the fair. They teamed up with ceramicist Lindsey Wherrett to create these absolutely stunning pieces.