Front 2019

Collaborative manufacturing

Manufacturing on local territory

Manufacturing in Australia is alive and kicking, employing 7% of the total Australian workforce; so it is certainly not dead. NSW in particular is at the centre for Advanced Manufacturing in this country, representing 30% of national output.

Two manufacturing businesses that have achieved success, and excelled at an efficient and effective working relationship are: polytec and Maxton Fox.

Both businesses are enabled with world-class machinery and technology. With hands-on R&D teams, the opportunity to work with both businesses to deliver remarkable product across design projects is immensely invaluable.

Manufacturing on-shore guarantees more control over outcomes, more flexibility in getting better solutions, supports the Australian workforce and the economy, and less freight makes it more of a sustainable choice.

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Product on Show

Custom areas 

As part of this year's Front.Design event Maxton Fox and polytec have collaborated together to create three core areas to be experienced, whilst showcase our craft: the main central bar, as well as the concierge and registration ticket servicing areas all on level 4 at International Tower 3, Barangaroo.

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Registration Desk

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Concierge Experience

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The Central Bar 

Furniture by Maxton Fox

Maxton Fox have provided occasional furniture around the Main Bar on Level 4. Allowing visitors to experience product whilst taking a moment to relax. These pieces are perfect furnishings for communal dining areas, reception zones, lobby areas and break-out spaces.

Additional furniture by Maxton Fox is showcased at Stand 20 on level 4.

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The Hue Table

The Hue Table uses an E0 certified board with premium coloured white core Xenolith in Calacutta D'oro, others using Athena Stone with a black core and shark nose edging.

The metal base has been laser-cut and powder-coated using Dulux Premium Off White colour.

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The Social Ottoman

This ottoman design is classic and timeless. It's the perfect accompaniment to any informal area in a workspace, reception or bar. Soft and upholstered all over.

Social Ottomans feature Laine's brand new Lux fabric in the colour Pale Rose.

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Podium Range

Two feature pieces from the new Podium range will be on display at the stand No.20.

The Occasional Circular Podium Table sits up to 4 people. Also on display is a version of the sit-to-stand Podium workstation. Both pieces feature a cylindrical metal base and powder-coated with Dulux. E0 certified composite white-core board, with polytec Calacutta D'oro Matera laminate.

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The Puffy Chair

The Puffy Chair is a Maxton Fox classic. Puffy features distinctive square-pocket upholstery detailing. The Puffy is comfortable, lightweight, and adaptable. Shown at Front.Design with sled base and covered with Lux Pale Rose velvet fabric, by Laine.

The Puffy is an occasional chair that works perfectly in lobby or reception areas, for informal meetings and break-out spaces.

polytec Product on Display

The below range of laminates and board were the perfect choice for Front.Design 2019.

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Athena Stone Smooth Compact Laminate

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Bronze Gold Leaf Matt Melamine

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Calacutta D'oro Smooth Compact Laminate

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Grey Cement Matera Laminate

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Black Matt  Melamine

About Us

Maxton Fox

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Maxton Fox is a privately owned and proudly Australian business that has been designing and manufacturing commercial furniture and joinery systems since the 60s.

Headquartered at the factory premises in Sydney’s Western Suburbs, Maxton Fox services projects and customers throughout Australia, working in close partnership with project teams across a variety of sectors such as: Commercial Workplace, Residential, Education, Hospitality, Transportation and Healthcare.

Our business has a full service capability from cabinetry, to all metal manufacturing requirements, upholstery, powder-coating, product assembly, research and development, design, logistics and a project installation team.

At Maxton Fox we work specialise in working closely with project teams to deliver high-quality product solutions. We deliver to any project scale Australia-wide, whilst provide an agile and personalised manufacturing service. 

Polytec

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polytec is an iconic brand that has been prominent in the Australian industry for over 30 years, ensuring customers have top quality products that will last a lifetime. At polytec, we pride ourselves on our ability to easily communicate with our customers and are focused on making polytec a great place to work by enabling constant growth through its staff and technology.

polytec products are designed to provide solutions to everyday design and construction challenges. We combine decorative surface manufacturing innovation with practical design empathy, while polytec products are developed in dimensions aimed at making life simpler, reducing waste and providing exceptional value.

At polytec, we analyse feedback from Australian architects, designers, builders and cabinetmakers with our research on manufacturing technologies and our trend forecasting across a gamut of product categories. We also study underlying 'micro trends' - those uniquely Australian lifestyle drivers - in the ongoing expansion, evolution and improvement of our offer.

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FRONT reinvents the traditional exhibition format to provide you with the essential tools and products for future specification. Held over two days, 29-30 August, FRONT is a commercial, B2B event for sectors including commercial, hospitality, education and healthcare.

In 2019 FRONT continues to deliver the most innovative, forward-thinking products relevant to commercial interior designers, architects, property developers and consultants.