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.
The designer behind a stunning Auckland apartment, featured in Urbis issue 85, tells us about her varied career.
To celebrate the upcoming Architecture and Design Film Festival, Urbis is giving away three date night packages in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, each valued at up to $1250.
A Milan apartment bows to its 1930’s roots and to its interior designer’s trademark idiosyncratic style.
Urbis ponders about an apartment building in Los Angeles that ruptures many clichés about how state housing should behave