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.
This stylish family home intelligently tackles urban restrictions by building directly under London.
Fashion designer Beth and her partner, photographer Sam Hartnett, open the door to their Mt Eden home to show us their treasured items.
A house extension in France that is adventurous, honest and respects its surrounding landscape.
Urbis takes a glimpse at one of our favourite Auckland eateries, the O’Connell Street Bistro, due to reopen this week.