Things That Launched
Each year, DENFAIR provides an exciting platform for an industry of innovators to introduce new work to their peers and the public.
From our core group of longstanding supporters to a large contingent of brands joining the show in 2019, we are proud to grow alongside a community of creatives aligned with our purpose: to shine a light on authentic design.
For a small team that works to deliver a show of global merit, is always immensely rewarding to see return exhibitors choose to launch new collections at DENFAIR.
This year, NAU debuted the new Chameleon system by Adam Goodrum, cleverly extending its customisable legs to form a stand from the table itself. Chameleon was awarded the Best Workspace Product at the DENFAIR Awards, judged by designer Chris Connell, architect Rob Mills and Suzy Annetta of Design Anthology, while Luxxbox’s new Linea Acoustic Pendant Light earned a High Commendation in the same category. Check out the full list of 2019 Award Winners here.
King Living showcased the ETO table range by Tom Fereday, the LUNA chair by Charles Wilson, as well as their Max and Strata II sofas, designed in-house. Cosh Living introduced current work by design houses Tribu, Kett, Potocco and Dedon. Among the other brands revealing new product at DENFAIR were Wood Melbourne, Spark & Burnish, A Design Studio and Ben Tovim.
A highly-anticipated release came from local outdoor living experts, Tait, who unveiled their modular Scape collection at the show to great acclaim. Get the scoop on Scape, an urban furniture collaboration with Adam Goodrum, here.
Out of the 300+ brands featured on the show floor, this year we were pleased to welcome a number of new exhibitors to the DENFAIR community.
Our first dedicated workspace sector became a thriving hub for commercial and productivity design specialists, including new exhibitors Steelcase, Bene, Actiu, UCI, Kollab Projects, Lightspace for Montage Commercial Interiors, and Baseline. This precinct was conceived in direct response to an industry seeking solutions for the way we live and work today, and will remain a feature of DENFAIR going forward.
Visual artists and photographers, including Annette Spinks, Pamela Pauline Photography, Joanne Piechota and JK Henshaw brought flair to the fair, with Too Designs’ geometric pieces adding playful flexibility to walls.
We were thrilled to have UK-based Zaha Hadid Design make their maiden voyage to Australia for DENFAIR 2019, with their masterfully crafted Cell Candle Holder taking home Best International Product at the 2019 DENFAIR Awards. Other new objects and homewares brands this year were Bison Home / Brian Tunks, Made By Pen (Best Australian Product winner for the Sway Lamp by Nick Rennie), Robert Gordon (Highly Commended for Best Australian Product and Best Medium Stand) and local talent, Milligram Studio.
New flooring exhibitors Veneto Group, Forbo Flooring Systems, Polyflor, The Flooring Co, Woodos Australia and Godfrey Hirst displayed an array of choice for the foundational element of any space, with Two Tease Architectural Hardware, Sussex Taps, English Tapware demonstrating the myriad ways that well-designed fixtures can elevate a room. Spacecube also created the first ever double storey lounge at DENFAIR, using new mezzanine modules, part of their growing clear span roof range.
Positioned opposite the Speaker Space, our Major Speaker Program Partner, Clipsal by Schneider Electric, invited visitors to take a second look at switches, fans and smart electrical solutions designed to create a seamless spatial experience.
The high standard of our exhibitor offering enables us to deliver a show which attracts an international design community, including our 2019 Principal Media Partner, Wallpaper*.
For a full list of 2019 DENFAIR exhibitors, head to our Brand Directory.