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.
Urbis and Miss Crabb are offering one lucky person $300 worth of Miss Crabb vouchers to freshen up their spring wardrobe.
Textures and natural materials abound in this Auckland home, yet a soothing palette ensures its art and objects does not visually burden its inhabitants.
For the ultimate coffee experience, subscribe to Urbis and be in to win one of three premium Nespresso packages worth more than $800.
From industrial kitchens to vintage bathrooms and beyond, this Urbis special is full of inspiration.