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
Neon is coming in hot this season, and we love this psychedelic little collab.
This day bed by Douglas and Bec is the perfect spot to retire to on a hot afternoon.
Zaha Hadid turns her architectural attention to seafaring vessels.
Karl Maughan’s Majoribanks Street and Rata Road works were our top picks for new artwork in 2013.
An apartment in an exclusive harbourside neighbourhood of Sydney undergoes a sleek, modern facelift.
An Auckland villa is transformed into a family home filled with curios and Victoriana.
An American home makes the most of a small site and its close proximity to a fabulous beach.
A Kapiti Coast beach house has been designed around difficult topography – and a phenomenal vista – to great effect.