Bringing some of the most inspiring collaborative talent and brand names together all under one roof, DENFAIR 2016 opens in Melbourne in just over a week – and in anticipation of the three day event in which est will be exhibiting we have compiled a little wrap up of some of the brands and designers we are looking forward to seeing in the flesh. Oh – and if you’re in Melbourne next week from 2-4 of June come by and say hello to est and the team in the design media section – we’d love to see you!
Above: Sourcing quality materials to produce original, handcrafted furniture, Adelaide based designers Agostino and Brown manufacture all of their environmentally friendly designs locally in South Australia. One of our favourite pieces is the round Tambootie dining table.
Above: Melbourne based furniture designer, Daniel Barbera of Barbera Design works with wire, moulded plastics, solid timber, leather and cast bronze to design unique, individual pieces for his furniture range alone with custom designed pieces for architects and designers. The bronze three leg table is a standout.
Above: As a young design studio operating out of an old shoe manufacturing warehouse in North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Dowel Jones is the brainchild of Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch as an extension of LAB DE STU, an award-winning independent Melbourne based design collective founded in 2011. Focused on stripping objects back to their bare essentials without compromising on the aesthetic values, the Dowel Jones design team work with manufacturers of everyday materials and objects to create a new reinterpretation of design for use.
Above: Playful designs and simple rituals are what motivates designers Ryan Hanrahan and Bianca Riggio Page of Page Thirty Three to create functional artworks and objects for the home. The Stratosphere Lamp has our imagination piqued.
Above: Designed by the Milan-based studio Fattorini + Rizzini + Partners and produced by Italian manufacturers for Australian furniture retailer Space, SP01 features a collection of beautifully detailed, hand finished furniture for the modern home. The Thomas Chair in natural leather and the three leg Etoile table are stunning designs.
Above: Supplying furniture, lighting and accessories throughout Australia and New Zealand since 2005, Temperature Design specialises in well crafted yet affordable furniture for everyone. The Ercol range of armchairs are on our must sample list for 2016.