It was hard to avoid the depth of Australian talent on show at DENFAIR in Melbourne earlier this month and even harder to digest how to represent it. In the first of our pieces exploring the spaces, products and people that were present at Australia’s most anticipated design event – practicemakes_ starts with a tour of the details and while you browse here is a pretty fantastic locally grown soundtrack.
DETAIL #ONE GET YOUR SEXY BACK
The Trace collection designed by Adam Goodrum for Tait was recognised as product of the year at the DENFAIR awards and deservedly so, though check out the detail on the back of that lounge! Seriously, it it simply stunning – as is the entire range.
DETAIL #TWO EQUESTRI-TECTUAL
Trevor Mein, one of Australia’s most respected architectural photographers, and artist Susan Knight focused their lens on the details of equestrian dressage through exquisite large scale prints – represented through Melbourne gallery Otomys the works were beautifully framed by Arten.
DETAIL #THREE ALPHA SANS
The work of Alex Fitzpatrick and ADesignStudio definitely stands out for the combination of traditional form and materials blended with technology. The Eon Sans pendant employs a cracked glass surface, playing between the layers with a familiar warm glow yet with the light source invisible the piece becomes even more intriguing.
DETAIL #FOUR WHAT LIES BETWEEN
Launching their new Artesserae range of mosaics, Artedomus made a perfect point in filling the gaps with a beautiful shade of salmon’esque grout highlighting the qualities of the Elba stone used in the collection.
DETAIL #FIVE CONTRASTING CURVES
One of the representatives from Adelaide’s JamFactory in the Front Centre exhibition, Dean Toepfer presented the Rebel Futurism pendant light. Cantilevered with a rim of light the inside of the dome becomes so dark it is endless. A real double take on the expected.
Next in our DENFAIR wrap-up series we look at six independent Australia designers who took the leap to rub-shoulders with the bigger brands.