Held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center February 10-12, 2022, Interiors Australia and Denfair was the first trade show for the architecture and design industries in nearly three years. With a full schedule of speaker sessions across three stages and over 100 exhibiting brands, there was plenty for the thousands of attendees to see. Here we select some of the highlights from our stand at the 2022 Melbourne show.
Melbourne Studio Tate designers have created an eye-catching stand for E&S. Standing in a prime position near the exhibition entrance, ruffled curtains suspended from the ceiling create a spatial, sculptural volume that encourages attendees to further explore the stand. The ethereal space offered champagne, coffee and a chance to interact with the latest products from E&S.
Floor-to-ceiling graphic acoustic panels helped create a memorable and Instagrammable space at the Acustico Lighting booth. With a small workspace and a selection of products on display – nothing more nothing less – Acustico’s Musica II and Brutalis Linear pendant lights shone in the atmospheric space.
The Cult Lounge was the perfect place to “meet, think and chat”, made even more comfortable by Adam Goodrum’s new collection of Mega Tulip sofas for Nau, a sleek modular system suitable for commercial settings.
Australia’s next best designers
A showcase for emerging Australian talent, this gallery-like space took us on a tour of Australia, showcasing the work of emerging designers, makers and creators from the Australian Design Centre, Workshopped, Craft ACT, Tactile Arts based on NT, JamFactory and Craft. Victoria. From ceramics and chairs to lamps and plates, the collection on display confirms that the future of Australian design is in good hands.
Melbourne lighting studio Volker Haug’s stand was minimal, sophisticated and refined. Lined with canvas panels, the stand created a room in which to browse and explore the Volker Haug lighting collection, including the Anton series reissued in new materials.
I may be a little biased, but our Artichoke The living room was the best place to grab a coffee, get up and read some of our beautiful Architecture Media titles. The stand, designed by Brisbane-based design studio Markian, is inspired by ArtichokeThe colorful covers of – the russet brown of number 75, the eucalyptus green of number 60 and the soft purple of number 77. Markian collaborated with Dulux, Marblo, Fobro and Laminex to create the stand furniture and features – including a circular bench with a central pillar topped with a terrazzo-like finish, a semi-arch designed for reclining and an upholstered semi-circle for displaying our range of magazines. If the busy crowds hanging around the stand were anything to behold, the Artichoke Lounge was a colorful success.