Urbis Designday 2017: Collaborations and venues revealed!

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Alice McKeown (ECC), Sara Morles (WorkScape)  and Heather Ogden-Handa (ECC).

Alice McKeown (ECC), Sara Morles (WorkScape) and Heather Ogden-Handa (ECC). Image: Matt Hunt

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George Grieve from the Brick Bay Folly team.

George Grieve from the Brick Bay Folly team. Image: Matt Hunt

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Jade Bentley (Art Associates) and Pearl Vea (McCollams Print).

Jade Bentley (Art Associates) and Pearl Vea (McCollams Print). Image: Matt Hunt

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Jo Duggan (Resene), Federico Monsalve (editor <em>Urbis</em>) and Miguel Uribe (Evoque).

Jo Duggan (Resene), Federico Monsalve (editor Urbis) and Miguel Uribe (Evoque). Image: Matt Hunt

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Hosts Melrose Cafe of Newmarket supplied the morning's essential item.

Hosts Melrose Cafe of Newmarket supplied the morning’s essential item. Image: Matt Hunt

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Vaughan Small and Buster Caldwell (Wonder Group) with Karmen Dumper (Resene).

Vaughan Small and Buster Caldwell (Wonder Group) with Karmen Dumper (Resene). Image: Matt Hunt

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Andrew J. Steel with Magdalen Ford (Hustle & Bustle) and Hannah Evans-Scott (King Living).

Andrew J. Steel with Magdalen Ford (Hustle & Bustle) and Hannah Evans-Scott (King Living). Image: Matt Hunt

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<em>Urbis</em> editor Federico Monsalve welcomes guests.

Urbis editor Federico Monsalve welcomes guests. Image: Matt Hunt

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Louella Go and Bianca Peters (McGreals) with Mark Lipman (AGM).

Louella Go and Bianca Peters (McGreals) with Mark Lipman (AGM). Image: Matt Hunt

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Annaliese Murrell and Jeff Davoren (BoConcept).

Annaliese Murrell and Jeff Davoren (BoConcept). Image: Matt Hunt

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Fiona and Todd Hayvice (Yoyo Design by Kiwis).

Fiona and Todd Hayvice (Yoyo Design by Kiwis). Image: Matt Hunt

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Madeleine Smith (Pop THAT), Michelle Halford (The Design Chaser) and Rachel Jury (White Studios) and Thomas Cannings (Urbis)

Madeleine Smith (Pop THAT), Michelle Halford (The Design Chaser) and Rachel Jury (White Studios) and Thomas Cannings (Urbis) Image: Matt Hunt

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Breakfast treats from the kitchen at Melrose Cafe.

Breakfast treats from the kitchen at Melrose Cafe. Image: Matt Hunt

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Hannah Brodie of IMO with son.

Hannah Brodie of IMO with son. Image: Matt Hunt

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Madeleine Smith with Rachel Jury (White Studios).

Madeleine Smith with Rachel Jury (White Studios). Image: Matt Hunt

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Tania Bailey and Sophie Beets (Blum New Zealand).

Tania Bailey and Sophie Beets (Blum New Zealand). Image: Matt Hunt

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Kim Moynagh (Warwick), Rachel Thomson (Thomson Whisky) and Mary-Jane Copeland.

Kim Moynagh (Warwick), Rachel Thomson (Thomson Whisky) and Mary-Jane Copeland. Image: Matt Hunt

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Designday Transport Partner Lexus displayed the striking new RX350 Fsport.

Designday Transport Partner Lexus displayed the striking new RX350 Fsport. Image: Matt Hunt

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Miguel Uribe and Maria Diaz Valentin (Evoque).

Miguel Uribe and Maria Diaz Valentin (Evoque). Image: Matt Hunt

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The line-up of showrooms and creative partners for Designday 2017 were revealed at an exclusive champagne breakfast held at L’affare Melrose, Newmarket on 1 March. 

More than 100 design industry professionals gathered for the grand reveal, hosted by Urbis magazine editor Federico Monsalve. For this year’s event, a range of furniture and design showrooms will be transformed, thanks to the ideas of creatives from a broad range of disciplines including architecture, multimedia, interiors, fashion and art.

So without any further ado, the collaborations and venues for 2017 are…

Urbis Designday – Saturday 25 March

  • Resene + The Wonder Group
  • 2017 Lexus Design Awards in association with Resident
  • Stoke Fireplace Studio + Places & Graces
  •  IMO + Fisher & Paykel
  • Blum New Zealand
  • dormakaba + Horst Kiechle
  • YOYO Design by Kiwis + DSIDE
  • Plumbline Concept Studio
  • Artisan Collective + Unitec Architects
  • Paterson + Fraser Chatham
  • King Living 
  • Evoque
  • Sopers Macindoe + Cut Collective
  • ECC + Inhouse Design
  • BoConcept + Andrew J Steel

Designday Pro – Friday 24 March

  • Resene + The Wonder Group
  • 2017 Lexus Design Awards in association with Resident
  • Stoke Fireplace Studio + Places & Graces
  • IMO + Fisher & Paykel
  • Blum New Zealand
  • dormakaba + Horst Kiechle
  • ECC + Inhouse Design
  • Plumbline Concept Studio
  • Kada
  • WorkScape (Steelcase NZ)
  • Haworth by Europlan
  • Artisan Collective + Unitect Architects
  • Paterson
  • VidaSpace Pop-Up Studio
  • Crestline Furniture Systems + Warwick Fabrics
  • King Living Auckland
  • Evoque
  • McGreals
  • Sopers Macindoe + Cut Collective
  • Harrows Pop-Up Studio

Urbis Designday: Saturday, 25 March. 10 am – 5 pm with free all-day transportation for pass-holders. Passes can be bought from Eventfinda.

DesigndayPro: Friday, 24 March. 10am – 9pm with free transportation from 4pm onwards for registered accredited design professionals. Professionals can register here.


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