Inside Melbourne's DENFAIR: The Latest in Contemporary Furniture and Design

Aug 26, 2016
Author Ashley Pratt

THE DEN Furniture fair, held in Melbourne in June, was a treasure trove of the best in new Australian Design. I had the pleasure of visiting the fair and trawling through each stand to find my hero products for the season. It was virtually impossible to choose. The event was so well curated that each and every item showcased was near perfection. It made me want to redecorate my home 10 times over but it also gave me lots of inspiration for this month’s gift edit. So here you have my top picks from the DEN Furniture Fair…

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The Sika dining range from Tide is made with solid American Oak and highlights a nod to the traditional Windsor chair.www.tidedesign.com.au

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Cocoon yourself for a solid days work in the Bower desk by Adam Goodrum for Cult. The design has acoustic qualities so you won’t get disturbed. www.cultdesign.com.au.

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Zuster’s new range of furniture designs feature exquisite detailing in crystal and hand blown glass. www.zuster.com.au.

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New from Melbourne based Porcelain Bear is this Enigma Chain room divider. With the look of metal but the delicacy of porcelain, this design was a stand out at the fair. www.porcelainbear.com

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Opt for the new forest green marble range from Marble Basics. Tie it in with existing pieces or keep it dark and sophisticated on its own. www.marblebasics.com.au.

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Fred International showcased their Bollo chair in a new buttery soft tan leather with black steel framing. www.fredinternational.com.au.

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An offshoot of Space Furniture, SP01 was launched at DEN fair with the Max sofa as a hero piece. www.sp01design.com.

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A favourite discovery at DEN Fair was Halcyon Lake Rugs & Carpets. This soft pink textured wool is perfect in its imperfections. www.halcyonlake.com.

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The new Flocca linen padded quilt from Hale Mercantile Co. will have you wishing for cold winter’s nights. www.halemercantileco.com.

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We’re coveting the new homewares range from Lightly. Think brass, black and marble. These planters are to die for. www.lightly.com.au

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ISM Objects delivered beautiful lighting and designs that will artfully dress your walls. www.ismobjects.com.au.

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The String System from Great Dane is fully customisable so your storage dilemmas are covered. www.greatdanefurniture.com.au.