Cross Street renaissance

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The grit of Auckland's Cross Street has attracted nascent and established design businesses.

The grit of Auckland’s Cross Street has attracted nascent and established design businesses. Image: David Straight

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Nathan Goldsworthy’s new showroom and workshop.

Nathan Goldsworthy’s new showroom and workshop.

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Interior of Goldsworthy Studio.

Interior of Goldsworthy Studio. Image: David Straight

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A vintage furniture store on Cross Street.

A vintage furniture store on Cross Street. Image: David Straight

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Interior of Nathan Goldsworthy's new showroom.

Interior of Nathan Goldsworthy’s new showroom. Image: David Straight

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Interior of Nathan Goldsworthy's new showroom.

Interior of Nathan Goldsworthy’s new showroom. Image: David Straight

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Auckland’s alternative Karangahape Road is continuing a metamorphosis. It now seems adjacent alleyways are following suit. Cross Street (behind the Iron Bank Building) has become home to a new furniture showroom by Nathan Goldsworthy. 

Some of the creative businesses now populating Cross Street and nearby (like Nathan Goldsworthy, Spaceworx, Glamuzina Architects, Studio Everyday, Think & Shift, Alain Brideson Design, Ghost Street, Pitch Studio) recently held an open door event for like-minded businesses and individuals. The folk at the Designer’s Institute have some excellent images of the event here.


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