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Denfair Sydney Edition | Highlights


Our holiday in Sydney just happened to coincide with Denfair so I set aside a morning to leave the boys to some sightseeing and visit the exhibition. The first ever Denfair Sydney Edition, designed to provide a taste of the larger Melbourne event, it offered a well curated and compact show designed to resonate with the local audience. Showcasing a line-up of local and international exhibiting brands, from pre-eminent furniture and homeware retailers to established and independent designers, I've picked out a few of my favourites to share with you.

A big highlight for me, Artedomus showcased their inaugural New Volumes collection. Exploring and pushing the boundaries of a single natural material, for each collection Artedomus will select a distinct assembly of designers to bring the material to life by way of an inspiring objects. Collection 01 explores Elba, a rich complex stone 250 million years in the making. Cut by machine and finished by hand, the stone has a beautiful aesthetic that  immediately drew me in as I was walking past the stand. Ranging from smaller pieces through to furniture, the designs all have a  sculptural quality that further enhances the look of the stone. A few favourites shown here include the Spomenik forms inspired by modernist buildings by Marsha Golemac, the Hurlysi side tables by Thomas Coward and the Undara fruit bowl by Nick Rennie. Nick also designed the stunning Wyrie dining table

Artedomus won the Denfair award for best large stand.

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Arne Jacobsen’s most iconic designs including The Egg, The Swan and The Drop, Cult Design presented the Fritz Hansen stand inspired by the SAS Royal Hotel for which the chairs were originally designed. Awarded Best International Product for the newly relaunched Pot chair, I had the pleasure of testing it for the first time. So comfortable I found it hard to leave! 

Premium furniture brand Tait revealed a new addition to their award-winning Trace collection by leading Australian designer Adam Goodrum, the Trace Sunlounge. A collection defined by sumptuous comfort and refined luxury, the new addition will see the it bloom into an all-encompassing outdoor lounging family, offering unrivalled levels of outdoor indulgence and relaxation.

Tait was awarded Best Product for the Trace Sunlounge. 

Earlier this year I featured Maegan Brown's After—Form exhibition so I was excited to meet Maegan in person and see her incredible works in real life. The large scale pieces are truly breathtaking! Maegan also took home the Best in Gallery award. 

Images courtesy of Denfair

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