The designers looked through the vast natural history collections of the Museum and were inspired by the idea of preservation and display. In response the designers hung pieces from their Winter 2012 collection in sealed plastic bags. Even veiled, the textures and shapes were dramatic, and acid bright pops of neon gave a welcome jolt against the dim background. Elegant furniture partnered well with the fashionable shrouds, while incredibly clear digital images of shells and insects from the Natural History archives cycled on screens around the room.
One of Designday’s biggest hits was an installation by three unlikely collaborators.
Designday’s favourite car makers partnered up with creative strategist FLY to offer visitors a three-part experience.
See some of the many highlights of the ninth annual Urbis Designday.
A seriously labour-intensive installation wowed the masses at Designday HQ this year.
A central courtyard and walls of glass ensure this contemporary, beach-inspired iteration of a villa makes the most of its sloping site.
This coastal retreat in Estoril, Portugal uses art, colour and bespoke furniture to create a vibrant haven.
New Zealand’s own Peruvian-born architectural designer José Gutiérrez talks heritage and the difference between lightness and flimsiness.
Urbis and Air New Zealand are giving one lucky reader a chance to win a trip for two to the Argentine capital.