Last week, thousands of design professionals, along with the public, descended on the third annual Melbourne edition of Denfair, a three-day event featuring carefully curated designs from local and international brands.
Some of the bigger trends to emerge from the expo included a sharper focus on sustainability across the interiors industry as well as a braver, more playful use of colour. In workplace design, comfortable, agile spaces with splashes of luxury were the order of the day. Design studios leading the trends included Zenith’s partner brands Yellow Diva, Schamburg + Alvisse, Allermuir, and Axona Aichi.
Take a look at some of the highlights from the brands below.
Sustainability is a hot topic on the lips of the design industry and that translated through at Denfair.
On the Zenith stand, the Axyl range, a new collaboration between Allermuir and London-based designer Benjamin Hubert and his studio, Layer was on show. The armchairs are produced with a variety of low-impact materials, including recycled wood fibre and recycled nylon; and the recycled agglomerate “recon” foam used for the optional cushion is made from chipping down foam off-cuts and then forming them back together, offering an efficient way of re-using waste product from the furniture industry. It also recently won a Red Dot award.