DENFAIR holds its first ever interstate event – an additional satellite event to 2018’s exciting Melbourne show, bringing our curated vision to the design community in Sydney.
The focus of the 2018 campaign for DENFAIR was ‘Know the Difference’. Encouraging designers and design enthusiasts to understand the importance of authentic design in the architecture and design community.
The Speaker Space is home to a series of creative conversations, where the issues, challenges and opportunities of our design industry are discussed, debated and discovered anew. The themes discussed in 2018 placed design, architecture and art in the wider realm of life, asking how our products, projects and creative passions play out not just within our fields, but also beyond. A diverse line-up of local and international, emerging and established speakers give voice to the multitudes of stories and experiences that shape us as a community.
The 2018 Speaker Space was proudly supported by Joyce foam and designed by Arthur Koutoulas. The design of the Speaker Space explores the boundaries between furniture and architecture. The idea was to create a soft sculptural installation that engaged and offered an immersive experience to the audience. From the outside it appears like a circular megalithic monument, but once inside the emphasis shifts to an intimate environment that encourages discussion and dialogue.
In 2019 the Speaker Space and Lounge was nominated for an IDEA award.
Dr. Gill Matthewson
Dr. Donna Wheatley
In 2018 we saw beautifully detailed spaces designed by fames Australian designer, Chris Connell. With white as the brief and selected as the theme, the spaces reflect a simplicity ad support the idea of negative space.
Offering a different experience at each location, visitors were able to explore the nuances of each space as they made their way around the show and experienced all that it had to offer.
Design Institute of Australia | 10.10.1
Artichoke Business Lounge
Good Design Awards 2018
Replaced | American Hardwood Export Council
Made | Tom Federay + Fiona Susanto
The DENFAIR Awards return in the show’s fifth year to celebrate the design industry’s finest, acknowledging the talent and dedication of our inspiring exhibitor community.
Our esteemed judging panel will be seeking exceptional products and concepts on the show floor which suggest a new way forward for design.
Winners will take home trophies designed and produced by Tait, champions of local design and manufacture.
This year’s awards will be presented on Thursday evening at the exhibition’s purpose-built Speaker Space. Designed exclusively for the show by Arthur Koutoulas of Joyce Foam Products, with flooring by Polyflor, the modular elements will open up to accommodate the DENFAIR Awards audience.