The Highlights Reel from DENFAIR 2017

The Highlights Reel from DENFAIR 2017: Six Inspiring Designers Handpicked By The IA Design Team

Designers from the IA Design Melbourne and Adelaide studios attended the renowned boutique design trade fair DENFAIR in June 2017. Here are a few of our favourite designers:


ADesignStudio by Alex Fitzpatrick is a manufacturing and consultancy practice specialising in lighting design and development, based in Sydney, Australia.

‘We Light to Enhance Life’ is the philosophy of the studio, representing the power of lighting to transform space, experience, emotions, health and wellbeing. This transformation is created by balancing the scientific and poetic aspects of light, which is the underlying approach of ADesignStudio.

Based in Sydney, designs are often inspired by Australian heritage, society, environment and experience, with a strong narrative focus finding expression in individual pieces. In a practical sense, the products harness the benefits of contemporary technology, taking care to maximise energy-efficiency, and consider the warmth of light and long life. New manufacturing processes bolster the richness of traditional approaches, while materials are sensitively selected to capture and reflect the beauty and function of both the light source and design.

ADesignStudio has exhibited at international design exhibitions, featured in various local and global design media, and won several design awards.


Brightgreen’s Curve LED wall light is a flexible feature light that has a retractable mount that can rotate 360-degrees and tilts 20-degrees to project curved lighting across interior surfaces. This effect is used to create dynamic lighting artworks.


The name “District” represents a distinct place of urban sophistication – a catchall for the best brands found across the globe. A district is a specialised area, a place to go to find answers and discover new solutions. District’s mission is to help others make beautiful worlds through its astute understanding of interior spaces by creating its own district of designer possibilities.

District is a place where visions come to life. Where the best exclusive, international brands are found. Where clients experience exceptional service and focus always.

Volker Haug

Since founding his practice a decade ago, German-born Volker Haug has developed an international reputation in lighting design. Along with his design team, Haug has established a distinct aesthetic that combines industrial and minimalist elements, paired with a strong sense of colour and materiality.

With his highly skilled team, Haug creates each product from his workshop and showroom in Melbourne. Designing for commercial or residential projects, each piece is assembled by hand, ensuring the utmost care and quality.

Working with high-end materials including brass, stone, copper, porcelain and glass together with recycled and reclaimed objects, the studio creates unique designs that are at once playful and functional, sculptural and surprising.

Something Beginning With

“The HALO collection employs a clean-cut design and sense of visual lightness. HALO enjoys a strong form with a buoyant expression, whilst still retaining its harmony and balance with an emphasis on spaciousness and continuity.

Finely crafted, with a focal point on the arc form, a combination of solid American Oak and circular steel tube have been used as the structural and unifying element of the complete collection. The range comprises of a chair, high stool, lounge chair and sofa, complemented by a side table and coffee table.

Melbourne-based Something Beginning With infuse a unique dynamic to the Australian design landscape through their intelligent and refined range of Australian made furniture. A sophisticated colour palette and simplicity both in form and materials are signature to the brand.” (Something Beginning With)


“Kett celebrates an Australian way of life: drawing inspiration from its natural landscapes and cosmopolitan cities. Set amongst the green surrounds of the Abbotsford Covent, Kett Studio is a Melbourne design house collaborating with craftspeople from Australia, New Zealand, Italy and Indonesia to produce furniture with heritage, quality and technique” (Kett)

Held over three days in Melbourne, DENFAIR delivered the very best in contemporary design, showcasing local and international brands as well as a series of talks from emerging and established practitioners. An inspiring three days for the IA Design team – Chris Page (Projects Director, Melbourne), Lisa Lee (Senior Interior Designer, Adelaide), Antony Au (Interior Designer, Melbourne), Iliya Jokic (Security Consultant, Melbourne) and Imogen Birch (Graduate Interior Designer, Melbourne).

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