The Birba chair – possibly the most perfect folding chair ever made – has just celebrated its 20th birthday. The seat, designed by James Brönte, has been produced for the past two decades by Bonaldo, an Italian furniture company (New Zealanders can buy it at Studio Italia; Australians at Cafe Culture). It’s constructed from painted steel in all sorts of colours. But best of all, it takes up just 3cm of space when folded up and stored – perfect for apartment living. bonaldo.it
Rebecca Asquith’s vibrant Nectar lampshade is naturally sweet.
Here’s a stylish new design to snazzy-up your bedside.
Kate Ramsay is illuminating London with lamps made from New Zealand wool.
Jeremy Olds discovers that the design world is turning orange this season.
The surprisingly charming working and sleeping arrangements of Melbourne architects Sibling.
A stylish new side table designed and built in Queenstown.
Store-owner Ron Redel’s collections of fantastic furniture and objets d’art fill his Auckland home.
We chat with Barnaby Bennett, co-editor of Christchurch: The Transitional City, who is soon to visit Auckland.