Marking its fifth year, Australia’s leading architecture and interior design trade fair, Denfair, will be showcasing lighting innovations, new furniture launches and furnishings by emerging local designers and established brands with a scattering of international talent from 20 June in Melbourne.  ‘Many of our exhibitors are specified in both residential and commercial environments…we’re having conversations about the crossover between work and life, and how our environments have been changing to reflect this,’ says Claudio Oyarce, Denfair’s co-founder and director of the overarching ‘Life Work’ theme. We’ve tracked five Australian talents whose approach to exploring utilitarian forms and ambient nature of their creative output have caught our eye… Smooth, elliptical lines characterise this Collingwood-based studio’s furniture pieces. Principal and designer Anne-Claire Petre’s new Sedis seating probes the aesthetic potential of simplified forms and the essence of balance and proportion. Offering six size variations – from low stool to chair, to low and high barstools, with or without backs – Sedis offers five different finishes that tonally reference the Australian landsca...