5 latest design trends from Denfair Melbourne

Over three days ( June 14-16), 160 exhibitors showcased their latest collections in furniture, lighting and textiles at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. A record number of 8,000 professionals and design lovers attended the 2018 edition of Denfair Melbourne. By creating a platform for tastemakers, risk-takers and rule breakers who design products to create moments and tell stories, Australia’s leading destination for contemporary design has connected local and global brands. Its manifesto is straightforward: “Design exists in every part of our lives. It can inspire greatness, change thinking and improve our lives.” Home & Decor visited the fair to scout out the top five trends likely to land on our shores.

1. Cool lighting

Exquisite lighting can change the atmosphere of a space. These three pieces spotted at Denfair Melbourne are perfect for creating visual tension in a subtle way. Hung from the ceiling, mounted on a wall or placed on the floor, these lamps can affect the mood of a room from various perspectives.

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  • In collaboration with Australian designer Charles Wilson, King Living showcased the Solifi ore range. It comprises three lights – Gymea, Protea and Arum – which are made of handblown coloured glass heads, bronze stems and conical concrete bases. www.kingliving.com.au
  • Exploring modern lighting techniques and materials processes, each ceramic Tile by Lumil measures 250mm long and slides over an LED strip housed within an aluminium extrusion. https://lumil.co
  • Based on a parabolic aesthetic and formed by materiality and the process of casting, the Anton sconce by Volker Haug Studio is available in aluminium, gunmetal and ceramic. www.volkerhaug.com