Urbis looks back on the Designday® installations.
Just a few days before Urbis Designday®, essenze opened their new showroom. After a fraught couple of years of planning and building, Parnell Rise has a new jewel.
On Designday®, the glass-fronted, double-height space filled the upper floor with natural light showing off an iridescent glass feather hanging sculpture by Te Rongo Kirkwood. Peter Collis’ sensuous teardrop ceramics formed a pale cluster nearby in the window, while up-and-coming graphic designer Anzac Tasker created a striking sculpture on the wall, with subtle lighting in behind showing the spectrum of colours. At the back of the space, stairs lead down to a darker, submerged space, which was beautifully lit with an installation and lights by David Trubridge.
The entire showroom was bustling, with visitors making the most of the new space and the variety of designers on show. One of the highlights of the day was a talk given by David Trubridge.