The DEN Furniture + Design Fair will showcase the latest collections of
the best Australian and international furniture, lighting, textile and interior
brands. DEN has appointed a new expert advisory board to assist with exhibitor
selection as well as the overall creative execution of the design show.
Comprising of some of the most recognised design
influencers in the country, the advisory board is playing a crucial role in
ensuring the success of the DEN design exhibition, being held in Melbourne in
Barbara and John Hermon,
Founders and Directors of Hermon & Hermon
Barbara and John Hermon founded their retail store Hermon & Hermon 25
years ago. The couple has now decided to close the doors of the highly
successful retail store in Swan Street, Richmond to focus on their commercial
Richard Munao, Founder and
Director of Cult Furniture
One of Australia’s most successful furniture design curators, Richard
Munao also owns Corporate Culture and sister brand Cult. Richard joins the
advisory board as a master storyteller able to share insights into the
masterminds behind some of the design industry’s most iconic pieces.
Fleur Sibbel and Wilhelmina McCarroll,
Founders and Directors of Zuster Furniture
The daughters of Melbourne craftsman and homebuilder, Meyer Sibbel, the
two sisters have inherited a legacy of European style and impeccable
craftsmanship. The 20-year-old Zuster Furniture run by the sisters is renowned
for creating handmade, bespoke, contemporary European wooden furniture for both
residential and commercial clients.
Miriam Fanning, Founder and
Director of Mim Design
Mim Design founder Miriam Fanning has over 20 years of experience as an
interior designer with a strong reputation in the design industry. Drawing inspiration
from the surrounding environments to ensure each project is well considered,
crafted and designed for a reason, Miriam has been involved in a range of
projects from residential through to hospitality, hotel, retail and
Gordon Tait, Founder and
Director of Tait
Scotland-born Gordon Tait immigrated with his family to Sydney in 1968
where he lived for 20 years before relocating to Melbourne. A long-standing
passion for furniture design motivated Gordon to enter the Melbourne Fringe
Furniture Exhibition and eventually establish his manufacturing and
cutting-edge design house TAIT with partner Susan.
Anton Assaad, Founder and
Director of Great Dane Furniture
The grandson of a designer who handcrafted furniture inspired by
mid-century design, Anton Assaad founded Great Dane, a furniture emporium focussed
on Scandinavian design and renowned for bringing exclusive Nordic furniture,
lighting and accessories to Australian homes.
DEN Furniture + Design Fair
The brainchild of Thibaud Cau-Cecile, the founder of Life Instyle, DEN
Furniture and Design is a three-day design show committed to showcasing the
very best in contemporary furniture, lighting, soft furnishings and homewares
from local and international design talent.
DEN will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
from May 14 to May 16 as part of the 2015 Design Matters: Melbourne
International Design Week. Registration is now open.