In the six years since its inception, the DENFAIR team has worked hard to elevate the business of design.
Chance encounters are often how new ideas or new relationships start. Creative thinking is most compelling when it involves fresh eyes, original perspective and a deep gratitude for the creative process.
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...
The facts are clear and the status is both alarming and depressing — the state of our natural world is the biggest global issue we face. There are so many factors contributing to the degradation of our environment that it’s overwhelming.How can we begin to tackle the problem when it is so huge and complex?
It’s no wonder we have an identity crisis here in Australia, with our confused and often destructive relationships with our indigenous people, the ‘tyranny of long distance’ and colonial status amidst a sea of Asian nations.
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.
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.
In Australia, the art and design worlds might each have their own rituals, traditions and secret language but they’ve always overlapped in compelling ways.
In a country known more for its sporting prowess, landscape and rich mineral deposits, you could be forgiven for thinking the contemporary Australian design scene is ‘quiet’
Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself...
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.