Unveiling an entirely new sector and creative direction, here’s what to expect from Australia’s most compelling design event this year. Each year in June, the leading lights of the Australian design and architecture community converge at DENFAIR for three days of expertly curated inspiration, conversation and collaboration.
Under one roof, exhibitors showcase local and international brands, tactile finishes, inventive furniture and creative solutions to enhance the experience of most any environment. From homes to hospitality venues, sophisticated public and commercial spaces, the exhibition enables us to better envision the places we love, both in and outdoors. Discover design for both living and working at DENFAIR 2019.
For four years running, DENFAIR has championed designs that endure and adapt to the way we live. With its new direction, LIFE WORK, the exhibition shines a light on designs which support the rapid integration of our working and personal lives.
“Many of our exhibitors are specified in both residential and commercial environments,” says Claudio Oyarce, DENFAIR co-founder and director. “At the same time, we’re having conversations about the crossover between work and life, and how our environments have been changing to reflect this.”
Bold accompanying imagery is inspired by Modernist era promotional posters, putting iconic contemporary forms at the forefront. LIFE WORK represents a more complete picture of the industry, in response to feedback from the local design community.
“As the show continues to grow, we want to craft an event which catered to all design disciplines,” says Damian Gentile, DENFAIR associate and general manager.
Experience LIFE WORK at DENFAIR’s new workspace sector: a dedicated precinct of first-time exhibitors specialising in design for the contemporary workforce.
Visitors this year will discover smart solutions and furniture to support today’s mobile professional, and ideas which bring personality and function to both the home and office.
Angela Ferguson and Gavin Harris of Futurespace, experts in innovative workplace design, will collaborate to create a series of original vignettes combining furniture, finishes, lighting, graphics and technology to express a design language unique to the Australian workplace.
In 2019, DENFAIR is co-located with the Australian Institute of Architects’ (AIA) National Architecture Conference.
Together, the two industry events spark a collective imagination, presenting a full snapshot of the Australian architecture and design community. Architects visiting the National Conference will be given priority access to DENFAIR.
Returning in a fresh format in 2019 is the DENFAIR Speaker Series. A highly-anticipated element of the exhibition, this year’s talks will be presented by a suite of engaging moderators hosting panel discussions on workspace, sustainability and the ever-changing culture of design.
The Speaker Series is an opportunity to hear directly from fascinating industry figures and discover the design thinking behind the products on the floor at DENFAIR. Moderators and special guest speakers will be announced closer to the event.
Attend DENFAIR Melbourne 2019
New Workspace Precinct
Introducing a new workplace sector in 2019,
the exhibition brings greater depth to its
core collection of high-end design.