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.
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A toast to celebrate the conclusion of Urbis Designday 2013.
Photographer Simon Devitt collaborated with the creators of capsules to produce a Designday installation.
A collective of graphic designers helped people figure out their Designday personality type.
A modern, multi-levelled Sydney, Australia, home tips its cap to its neighbourhood’s historical context.
An Auckland residence combines the old and the new in the most original and thoughtful of ways.
An Auckland villa is transformed into a family home filled with curios and Victoriana.
A house in snowy Quebec, Canada, makes the most of its extreme location and show-stopping views.