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Editor’s picks: Favourites from Denfair 2017

Trace designed by Adam Goodrum, available from Tait

Trace is the new outdoor collection by Australian designer Adam Goodrum and available from Tait. The collection – which features an armchair, coffee table, drinks trolley, sofa and modular unit – uses brave design details and generous forms. I really love the use of the wire netting that holds the cushioning in place – a genius play on contrasting forms and materials. And it’s hard to believe it’s made for the outdoors!

The Trace collection was awarded Best Product at the 2017 Denfair Awards and Adam Goodrum took home Best Australian Designer.

More information at the Tait website.

Wall Discus by Volker Haug

Winner of Best Small Stand at the 2017 Denfair Awards, the Volker Haug stand invited you deep inside a semi-transparent box to be fully enveloped by the new collections. My particular favourite was Wall Discus, an Art Deco-inspired part-pendant part-wall fixture lighting piece. A metal rod pierces the arched wall connection and exits through the ceiling, with the combination of stone and metal able to be customized in a number of finishes.

More information at Volker Haug’s website.

Lost Keys sofa from Workshopped

Designed by Sydney-based Vincent Buret, the Lost Keys sofa features a light and minimal geometric base structure on which an abundant velvet seats “float” on top of. The sofa was part of the Front Centre emerging designer exhibition, which was a great example of what the top young Australian designers are creating.

More information at the Workshopped website.

Bollo chair from Fred International

Bollo, designed by Norwegian designer Andreas Engesvik, is an armchair driven by comfort, both visually and in use. Bollo has a strong character, heightened by its curvy and sumptuous cushions, which are embraced by a slim metal frame. Despite its bold appearance, Bollo is modest in its use of materials. I climbed in and sat in the one on the stand and could barely get out!

More information at the Fred International website.

Lean Storage unit by MAP

Designed by Melbourne-based Chris Connell, the Lean Storage unit comes in two sizes – a short and tall version – and in eight finishes. The collection is simple and considered, made from aluminum and timber.

More information at the MAP website.

Bonnie and Neil x Byzantine Design tiles

The porcelain tiles in this Bonnie and Neil x Byzantine Design collection are so fresh and fun it was impossible not to walk past the stand and take a closer look. The five designs – 70’s, Cuba, Aegean, Deco and Coastal – feature bold patterns in multiple colourways. The collection, along with a vinyl rug range, will be available from September 1.

More information at the Byzantine Design website.

Embellish collection from Zuster

Zuster has released its first dedicated hospitality furniture range, Embellish, with high-end hotels, premium corporate suites and formal living quarters in mind. The collection, which includes a dining table, side table, bugget, cabinet and love seat, features precious metallic studding, hand-hewn glass and stone, supple leathers and plush velvets. The collection was also featured in the recently completed Jackalope Hotel by Carr Design Group.

More information at the Zuster website.

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