Urbis Designday 2015: Collaborations and venues revealed!

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Designday guests.

Designday guests. Image: Matt Hunt

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Designday guests at MINI Garage.

Designday guests at MINI Garage. Image: Matt Hunt

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Guests enjoy great coffee from Caffé L'affare.

Guests enjoy great coffee from Caffé L’affare. Image: Matt Hunt

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Mcee Jon Bridges welcomes guests to MINI Garage.

Mcee Jon Bridges welcomes guests to MINI Garage. Image: Matt Hunt

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Bob Kerridge, executive director SPCA, unveils the designer doghouses.

Bob Kerridge, executive director SPCA, unveils the designer doghouses. Image: Matt Hunt

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Designer Doghouses.

Designer Doghouses. Image: Matt Hunt

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Designday guests.

Designday guests. Image: Matt Hunt

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Jo Duggan of Resene (Designday Presenting Partner).

Jo Duggan of Resene (Designday Presenting Partner). Image: Matt Hunt

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Left to right: Mel Lee, Fly; Brett Waudby, MINI NZ; Nina Englert, MD BMW NZ; Johnny Highton, MINI Garage; Johnson McKay, Fly and Simonne Mearns, MINI marketing manager.

Left to right: Mel Lee, Fly; Brett Waudby, MINI NZ; Nina Englert, MD BMW NZ; Johnny Highton, MINI Garage; Johnson McKay, Fly and Simonne Mearns, MINI marketing manager. Image: Matt Hunt

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Left to right: Simon Pound, Ingrid Starnes and Heather Ogden-Handa (ECC).

Left to right: Simon Pound, Ingrid Starnes and Heather Ogden-Handa (ECC). Image: Matt Hunt

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Left to right: Mcee Jon Bridges with Andrew Turley of Microsoft.

Left to right: Mcee Jon Bridges with Andrew Turley of Microsoft. Image: Matt Hunt

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Ingrid Starnes and Simon Pound.

Ingrid Starnes and Simon Pound. Image: Matt Hunt

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Left to right: Antonia Lapwood, Hannah Steenson and Alexander Sacha Milojevic  (four/two/one).

Left to right: Antonia Lapwood, Hannah Steenson and Alexander Sacha Milojevic (four/two/one). Image: Matt Hunt

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Sophie Hallwright and Brett Jenkins of Super Turf.

Sophie Hallwright and Brett Jenkins of Super Turf. Image: Matt Hunt

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Bubbles to start the morning.

Bubbles to start the morning. Image: Matt Hunt

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Left to right: Tony Moore (Europlan) , Alan Bunce (Kada) and Federico Monsalve (editor <em>Urbis</em> and <em>Interior</em>)

Left to right: Tony Moore (Europlan) , Alan Bunce (Kada) and Federico Monsalve (editor Urbis and Interior) Image: Matt Hunt

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Left to right: Lucy Harris and Juliana Reesby of UFL with Mary Jane Copeland of Textilia.

Left to right: Lucy Harris and Juliana Reesby of UFL with Mary Jane Copeland of Textilia. Image: Matt Hunt

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Left to right: Jade Bentley (Art Associates) and Hamish Kofoed (Methven).

Left to right: Jade Bentley (Art Associates) and Hamish Kofoed (Methven). Image: Matt Hunt

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Bob Kerridge and Jon Bridges.

Bob Kerridge and Jon Bridges. Image: Matt Hunt

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Left to right: Becks Searle and Chris Stevens of ctrl Space. Jeremy Robertshaw and Mindy Wigglesworth of Autex.

Left to right: Becks Searle and Chris Stevens of ctrl Space. Jeremy Robertshaw and Mindy Wigglesworth of Autex. Image: Matt Hunt

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Left to right: Angelina Farry (Starseed), Natalie MacGregor(MINI Garage) and Randy Manicks (Starseed).

Left to right: Angelina Farry (Starseed), Natalie MacGregor(MINI Garage) and Randy Manicks (Starseed). Image: Matt Hunt

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Left to right: Peta Drayton, Madeline Sharp (Context Architects).

Left to right: Peta Drayton, Madeline Sharp (Context Architects). Image: Matt Hunt

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Left to right: Beth Richmond (Artisan Flooring), Catie Wilkinson (James Dunlop Textiles), Celia (James Dunlop Textiles).

Left to right: Beth Richmond (Artisan Flooring), Catie Wilkinson (James Dunlop Textiles), Celia (James Dunlop Textiles). Image: Matt Hunt

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Yvette Collins and Jo Duggan of Resene.

Yvette Collins and Jo Duggan of Resene. Image: Matt Hunt

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Joanna Hoeft and Valeria Carbonaro of Studio Italia.

Joanna Hoeft and Valeria Carbonaro of Studio Italia. Image: Matt Hunt

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Photographer Bas van Est and AGM Publishing's Danny Herbert.

Photographer Bas van Est and AGM Publishing’s Danny Herbert. Image: Matt Hunt

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The line-up of showrooms and creative partners for Urbis Designday 2015 were revealed at an exclusive champagne breakfast held at MINI Garage on 25 February. 

More than 100 design industry professionals gathered for the grand reveal, hosted by media personality Jon Bridges. For this year’s event, a range of artists and designers have teamed up with showroom partners (both new and old friends of Urbis) to create temporary installations in keeping with the event’s theme, ‘Made for Living’. The installations will be on display at Urbis Designday, Saturday 21 March, 2015.

The collaborations for 2015 are (drum roll, please)…

  • ECC + Xanthe White + Ingrid Starnes
  • IMO
  • Studio Italia + Hye Rim Lee
  • James Dunlop Textiles + WGSN
  • Boconcept + Think Shift
  • INZIDE Commercial + Context Architects
  • Blum
  • Autex + Ctrl Space
  • Methven + Eucalyptus Design
  • Coroma + Revie
  • Resene + FourTwoOne
  • MINI + Fly
  • Artisan Flooring + Microsoft Surface + BMD
  • DeLonghi Group - DeLonghi, Kenwood, Braun

Urbis Designday runs from 10am to 5pm on 21 March, 2015. Free transport for pass-holders will run all day.

Buy your passes now via eventfinder.co.nz.


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