Recent Topics: Identity
Australians like to pride themselves with a “can-do, give it a go” collaborative attitude. As a nation, we are a collective group of people up for a challenge, striving to be at the forefront of any industry and the furniture...
DENFAIR is a place where people come together to connect with each other over a common love of original and authentic design. It is a place where we can appreciate innovations in the industry and support those who are changing the way we think about design.
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.
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.
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’