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.
Urbis talks to the creators of a cosy, low-cost cabin in snowy Canada.
Kirsten Matthew meets a young Auckland duo making their own furniture and fostering a collective of local creatives.
Read about these snazzy dwellings, designed by a Jordanian-Candanian architect, for displaced people.
A home just out of Melbourne, Australia, is sophisticated and sleek despite serious financial and topographical constraints.