A wrap up of KE-ZU at DENFAIR 2018

Missing the fun and design of DENFAIR? Or did you miss out on DENFAIR altogether? If so, this is the cure for you: a wrap up of KEZU at DENFAIR 2018 in Melbourne.

KE-ZU upped the stakes this year with two exhibition stands featuring the best in commercial and contract furniture design from KE-ZU’s leading European and Japanese brands.

The KE-ZU stand, designed in collaboration with Matt Sheargold of WILLS//SHEARGOLD, was a warm and inviting space. Furnishings were in deep, rich colours with luxurious finishes, and sheer curtains provided a soft and elegant backdrop.

The stand presented a range of tables and seating by Andreu World, Expormim and Sancal along with lighting from Parachilna demonstrating how they can be used in commercial settings.

The La Isla by Note Design Studio was a visitor highlight and a frequent place for rest and relaxation, which is exactly what it’s for. Designed to provide a sense of place in “non-places,” La Isla provided s luxurious refuge for visitors to sit back and relax.

(Above) Named for its versatility, REW (Rest Eat Work) was upholstered in jewel-tone coloured fabrics with equally plush and colourful cushions.

Patricia Urquiola’s Nuez chair is always a firm favourite, as are the award-winning Reverse tables and Alya Chairs (above), both from Andreu World.

Which is your favourite? A line-up of chairs and stools by Expormim (above) showcase the Spanish brands exception skills with natural materials. From left: Fontal arm chair, Fontal stool, Gres high stool, Gres low stool, Gata dining chair, Coqueta dining chair, Huma dining armchair.

Parachilna’s ABALLS lighting (above) by Jaime Hayón added minimalist and elegant lighting over the settings.

In contrast to the deep, rich colours of the KE-ZU stand, the axona AICHI stand (above) was a dazzling, vibrant white space to reflect the Japanese brand’s less-is-more philosophy. AICHI products took centrestage, shining a light on the often-overlooked pieces.

AICHI’s latest development, the sleek X50 chair (above), stacked up to its reputation. The revolutionary X50 has a flexible seat and back that forms to users’ body pressure and allows for extremely compact stacking (50 chairs on a transport dolly).

The award-winning Tipo stacking chair (above) was displayed in a variety of colours and versions, including on castors and with and without arms and writing tablet.

The Tipo chair is an exemplary example of AICHI’s approach to eco-friendly design, manufactured from 100 per cent recycled and recyclable materials, including waste containers, car parts and PET bottles, which were on display (above).

AICHI’s focus on functionality and clean, crisp aesthetic was clear in the CTZ flip-top table (above), a convenient choice for meeting, conference and training rooms.

KE-ZU was delighted to host AICHI designer Taku Kumazawa at DENFAIR. He met and spoke with visitors at the stand, as well as participating in the DENFAIR Speaker Series(above). His panel, which included Peter Maddison, Roderick Wiles and Sarah Zerella, addressed Responsibility: Designing and Communicating Ethically.

KE-ZU celebrated the success of DENFAIR by hosting a team and client dinner at Kisumé, designed by Wood Marsh Architecture and Fabio Ongarato Design. Of course, we couldn’t help but admire Parachilna’s Anwar Suspension Light over the table.

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