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
Auckland’s Unitec recently launched ‘Inside the Aotearoa House’, an exhibition of student work seeking Maori-inspired interpretations of everyday objects.
Competition closed. Winner - Mark Thomson.
Is it a bench or is it a shelf? It’s both – or whatever you need it to be.
Handcrafted of solid oak, La Cabine is produced by Line Art for La Fonction.
Impelled by the desire to live simply and sustainably, a Copenhagen couple returned to the city’s waterways in a houseboat of their own design.
We explore a daring clifftop home in Sydney that is curved in concrete, carved from sandstone and bathed in filtered light.
Urbis and Resident are giving you the chance to win a Torchon Pendant by Cheshire Architects.
This Muriwai Beach home responds beautifully to the nearby ocean, forest and our South Pacific traditions.