Melbourne’s DENFAIR Preview 1: Ross Didier
In the weeks leading up to Australia’s top furniture and design fair, DENFAIR, we preview some of the key designers to watch.
Ross Didier is one of Australia’s most successful and original designers with work spanning multiple disciplines from fine art and sculpture to commercial and custom product design. Located in Melbourne, the Didier Studio is made up of vibrant individuals who ensure Ross’ creative concepts are executed to perfection. Ground-breaking Didier pieces adorn iconic spaces such as the Sydney Opera House, Vue de Monde, Times Square and the Denver Arts Museum. Didier’s Tiller chairs were specified by Studio Gram for Osteria Oggi which recently won the World Interior News Award for Restaurant Interiors.
Playing with proportions, details, drama and materials – every Didier piece is engineered art. The studio loves to explore new concepts and adventurous projects. From the moment you see a Didier, you know there’s something exciting about it – although at first, you can’t put your finger on it. Then BAM! You see the that edge, that detail, the engineering twist that makes each piece so emotionally satisfying to own.
Didier’s collections reflect the changing personality of the designer. The back catalogue shows a rebellious nature that’s tempered by creative perfectionism and a love of detail. The restless nature of Ross Didier’s design practice has produced collections more varied than any other Australian furniture designer. However, it is the consistent focus on ingenious and often ground-breaking engineering that has assured his enduring appeal and commercial respect.
We can reveal Didier will be launching a glamorous new range of laid-back modular lounges offering multiple combinations of voluptuous shapes that can adapt from the largest of living rooms to the smallest statement spaces. Visit DENFAIR for the big reveal. In the meantime, Marshall White was given an inside look into Didier’s other new ranges to be released at DENFAIR later this month.
To find out more about Ross Didier, visit his website here.
Fable Outside collection
The renowned Fable Oak range has developed a new outdoor lineage. Didier has re-fabricated the range using a completely new technique for outside use with each of piece toughened up and fabricated in aluminium and stainless steel for braving the harshest of elements. Fable Outdoor provides the aesthetic of indoor furniture to outdoor spaces.
Caldera and Crevasse tables
A sense of both drama and awe are present in Didier’s two latest table designs – the Caldera and the Crevasse. Exquisite detail and balanced proportions allowing maximised space for leg room and accompanying seating position. The Crevasse & Caldera table designs are both sculpturally engineered and highly functional.
Zuppello pendant lights
Zuppello’s billowing, sculptured forms are taking on a new look for this year’s DENFAIR. Didier has selected an earthy colour palette which brings a new and surprising take on the range.
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