Below is a sneak preview of some of the features, activations and showroom events taking place at the next event.
Australia's Next Top Designers
Championing the Next Generation of Design
Shining a spotlight on emerging designers, makers and creatives, Australia’s Next Top Designer’s Showcase curates an array of breakthrough products and concepts shaping the future of design. This is an opportunity for creatives from all across Australia to place their work in front of industry-leading adjudicators, who select the most outstanding works for a final shortlist.
Editors Choice Awards
The inaugural Editors Choice Awards celebrates a wide range of products on exhibit at Interiors Australia + DENFAIR, from best lighting to furniture, materials to finishes, flooring to wallcoverings and everything in between. The judging panel consists of Australia’s most prominent design editors from leading publications including: Artichoke, Design Anthology, Australian Financial Review, Est Living, Green Magazine, Belle, Edit’d, Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
Education and inspiration are at the core of Interiors Australia with multiple theatres on the show floor discussing the key topics, trends, challenges and innovations through a series of interviews, case studies, panel discussions and CPD-accredited presentations across the three days.
What We Do In The Shadows
In a post-pandemic world, we are longing for stimulation, What we do in the shadows is a catalyst to make us reflect, ponder, and think about how we should live our lives.
Hidden in plain sight at Interiors Australia, What we do in the shadows enables you to have a visual and aural experience that is in stark contrast to the other installations around you. Move within the space, to hear diverse soundscapes that complement the visual display above.
Brought to you by Arup, Reelize Studio, Light-Ctrl.
Collarts Entrance Feature
Introducing the Designers and Specifiers of the Future
Exclusive higher education partner Collarts Interior Design (Bachelor of Arts) students will be designing and building the show entrance feature as well as displaying their work in the Collarts Lounge. This project connects students with exhibiting brands allowing them to work on ‘real’ projects, develop a very strong portfolio while studying and a rare opportunity to be immersed in innovative local and international design, surrounded by the industry’s best.
Almost a year after the launch of Cult’s sustainably program, Cultivated returns to the spotlight with a dedicated installation at Interiors Australia + DENFAIR 2022. Through an exhibition of new projects and collaborations, Cultivated invites you to consider new possibilities for end-of-life furniture, whilst unveiling thought-provoking innovations in its waste stream strategies.
Brought to you by Electrolight, Newmat & Litesource
Feeling overwhelmed from the barrage of stalls? Inbox filling up with emails? The sheer volume of information we are expected to digest every day is forever increasing – and the attention we give to direct & live communication, collaboration and our conscious self is continually diminishing.
The ‘Panic Room’ is not a trade fair stall, it’s a space created for guests to escape and relax.
Artichoke Lounge by Markian
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but what about a magazine?
The Artichoke cover showcases exactly what’s beneath its surface. Formulaic in nature, a hero image and its corresponding texture is wrapped in a colour-saturated cover, accented with the iconic Artichoke lettering. This blueprint is what makes Artichoke so distinctive and enticing. Drawing upon the elements of the Artichoke cover – hue, texture, and form – and translating them into a physical space has been the inspiration for the Markian x Artichoke Lounge. Markian’s collaborated with some of Australia’s biggest suppliers, Dulux, Marblo, Forbo and Laminex, to showcase and reflect the best Australia has to offer in interior design.
KBDi Kitchen Design Competition
Tutti Frutti by TK Design
Winner of the KBDi Kitchen Competition, Tania Kloester will build a kitchen onsite, in one day. Step back in time, to the 1950s. This design emulates happy days at a milk bar. Be drawn to an assortment of pastel tones in ForestOne’s range, including ‘Apricot Nude’ and ‘Saffron Yellow’. To top it off, Austaron’s acrylic terrazzo finish ‘Confection’ was the obvious choice for table top and splashback.
Main Stage by Arthur Koutoulas
The main stage hosts a stellar Speaker Series program, and deserves a spectacular design experience to learn in. The immersive foam installation is designed by Arthur Koutoulas and the material is supplied by Joyce Foam and carpet is by EC Carpets. The design aims to explore the dissolving distinctions between sculpture and furniture.
Based on the idea of using a singular form that transcends scale and function, and questions the idea of furniture as architecture and architecture as furniture, is what is at the core of this activation.
Designed for meeting, reflection and conversation, Cult’s curated lounge area at Interiors Australia + DENFAIR 2022 will be the launch pad for a new modular sofa system designed by Adam Goodrum. Based on a familiar favourite in the nau collection, Goodrum’s sofa introduces new possibilities for commercial lounging, whilst offering a place of respite for the busy event-goers itinerary.
Interiors Australia + DENFAIR acknowledge the Woiwurrung and Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation, recognising the first peoples of this land, the traditional & contemporary custodians, and their ongoing connection with the lands, skies & seas. Paying respects to their Elder’s, who have cared for Country for tens of thousands of years and their descendants who will continue to care for Country long into the future. The Acknowledging Country installation will be making space for local Aboriginal artists and collaborators to Welcome to Country attendees of the exhibition.
Artwork by local Indigenous Naarm based artists – facilitated by Craft Victoria. Native floral installation by Yorta Yorta artist Shahn Steward and her practice Alchemy Orange.
Lighting design by Awabakal artist Matthew Fellingham.
Product design by HardyHardy – Gamilaraay and Darug designer; Bernadette Hardy. Product design by Winya.
Made Down Here
Supporting Australian Designers & Makers
We love beautifully designed pieces that last a lifetime. That’s why we have a strong focus on local emerging and established designers who made a conscious decision to keep our skilled manufacturing and artistic craftsmanship alive.
Made Down Here was created to raise the flag on their behalf and celebrate the Australian makers. All locally manufactured products will be branded accordingly at the show to be easily recognised.
Contemporary Furniture & Lighting Fair
DENFAIR is the unmissable showcase for authentic and original design-led furniture, lighting and objects. Showcasing the best examples of creativity and innovation in modern design, it’s where you’ll see the latest collections from the most influential designers and makers, leading brands and exciting newcomers from Australia and beyond.
DENFAIR is now permanently co-located with Interiors Australia. Your badge gives you entry to both events.
Kitchen & Bath Zone
Showcasing high-end innovation in kitchen and bathroom design solutions, Kitchen & Bath Zone features leading brands presenting the latest products, trends and technologies including state-of-the-art appliances, tapware, hardware, cabinetry, sinks, surface materials, countertops and more.