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For <em>Urbis</em> issue 85, we brought together the most beautiful, multi-functional items for your home.

For Urbis issue 85, we brought together the most beautiful, multi-functional items for your home.

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Folk Candlestick with tray by Normann Copenhagen $59.50 from Design Denmark.

Folk Candlestick with tray by Normann Copenhagen $59.50 from Design Denmark.

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Bloom Cup sleeves/coasters by Toast Living $29.95 for a set of five from The Object Room.

Bloom Cup sleeves/coasters by Toast Living $29.95 for a set of five from The Object Room.

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BangBoom! Zettel’z Pendant with limited-edition art by Ingo Maurer $6050 from ECC Lighting and Furniture.

BangBoom! Zettel’z Pendant with limited-edition art by Ingo Maurer $6050 from ECC Lighting and Furniture.

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Copenhagen Lamp with USB charger $639 from BoConcept.

Copenhagen Lamp with USB charger $639 from BoConcept.

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Extension Chair with coat stand by Sjoerd Vroonland for Moooi $1355 from ECC Lighting and Furniture.

Extension Chair with coat stand by Sjoerd Vroonland for Moooi $1355 from ECC Lighting and Furniture.

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101 Candelabra Mirror by Kranen/Gille for Functionals $895 from ECC Lighting and Furniture.

101 Candelabra Mirror by Kranen/Gille for Functionals $895 from ECC Lighting and Furniture.

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Sella Seat and workout apparatus by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Zanotta POA from Studio Italia.

Sella Seat and workout apparatus by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Zanotta POA from Studio Italia.

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Grip Table with vase by Satyendra Pakhalé for Offecct $2581 from Cult Design.

Grip Table with vase by Satyendra Pakhalé for Offecct $2581 from Cult Design.

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For the latest issue of Urbis, we’ve brought together a bundle of multi-functional pieces, designed to make your life easier without compromising on form. 

Scroll through the image gallery above to find fabulous lighting from ECC, accessories from The Object Room and Design Denmark, furniture from Studio Italia, and much more.


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Native accents

Native accents

Items using or referencing traditional handcrafts. Earthy materials, prints, colours, patterns and forms connect the home to other cultures and ways of living.
Colour’s revival

Colour’s revival

This edit is not quite ’80s. It is not entirely Memphis-inspired and definitely not for the faint-hearted. It is, however, loud, youthful and proudly eclectic.
Imperial house

Imperial house

What’s new in Japanese design? Its minimalist tradition and subtle classics are reinvented for residential environments.
Pixelated home

Pixelated home

The digital revolution and its pulsating colours are infiltrating almost every realm of our lives, and the homewares and furniture industries are no different.
Object of desire: io Lamp

Object of desire: io Lamp

Even if it hasn’t been produced yet, this prototype lamp by Wellington design student Josh Bruderer ticks so many boxes that we can’t help but admire it.

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Theatre of small intimacies

Theatre of small intimacies

An apartment for a creative couple – an opera director and a film director – offers up drama and grand gestures mixed with subtle and delicate moments.
The elegant oasis

The elegant oasis

A neighbourhood is being reborn in the heart of Auckland’s city fringe. Currently in its second stage of development, SKHY is located on the corner of Symonds Street and Khyber Pass (hence its name) on an elevated site that is within walking distance of all the main centres.
Win a Kyoto outdoor bean bag

Win a Kyoto outdoor bean bag

It’s time to make the most of the last sunny days and balmy nights. Enter to win a designer Kyoto outdoor bean bag crafted by luxury furniture brand, Lujo.
Mad about Madrid

Mad about Madrid

This sophisticated, nine-storey inn was designed by Jaime Hayon as a contemporary take on classic Spanish motifs.
Designer profile: Francis Sultana

Designer profile: Francis Sultana

Camille Khouri talked to renowned interior and furniture designer Francis Sultana about his life as a designer and his beautifully furnished apartment (featured in the current issue of Urbis).
Modernist horizon

Modernist horizon

This holiday home in the Hawke’s Bay is equal parts relaxation, art gallery, viewing platform and a subtle homage to Palm Springs.
Homes for barter

Homes for barter

Urbis chats to the co-founders of a home exchange website aimed solely at creatives about trading their highly curated abodes with perfect strangers.
Issue 97 out now!

Issue 97 out now!

The April/May issue of Urbis is out now and is filled with food for thought on urban living and how to make high-density work in our favour.