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.
Take a look at some of our favourite snaps from Urbis Designday 2017.
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The line-up of showrooms and creative partners for 2017 Urbis Designday has been announced.
We’ve got all your questions regarding New Zealand’s premier public design event answered.
This much-anticipated event featuring leading design-led showrooms in Auckland will run over Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March.
Urbis Designday is back for 2017 and is better than ever. Saturday 25 March is the date to mark in your calendar to ensure you don’t miss out on this all-day event full of artistic inspiration and creative flair.
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.
This layered and luxurious makeover in the Big Apple transforms an apartment into a veritable home.
The historic Grand Hotel in Auckland’s CBD is set for a whole new lease on life as it transforms into high-end apartment complex The International.
Finalists at the 2017 Interior Awards include a chapel that mixes old and new, a golden-hued office and an industrial inner-city café.
Ground is soon to be broken for The Pacifica, a soaring new apartment complex that has the ability to reinvigorate an enclave of Auckland’s downtown.
From Mondrian to Margiela: a very personal blending of influences – design and otherwise – make this French apartment a veritable tour de force.
Urbis chats to the co-founders of a home exchange website aimed solely at creatives about trading their highly curated abodes with perfect strangers.
Like a well kept secret, a renovated 1930s bungalow hides a black steel and glass addition from the street.
Apartment developers Josephine and John Love share some of the objects that make them feel at home.