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.
An elegant, Kiwi-designed, New York City apartment houses an incredible art collection.
An apartment in Barcelona, Spain, is refurbished to fit four bedrooms and an unusual tiled terrace.
A maritime-themed café, a street art installation and a watercress table are among the finalists in this year’s Interior Awards.
Dominic Hoey meets Urbis’ best makers of 2014 – Bridie Picot and Matt Smith AKA Thing Industries.