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
A refreshing take on ‘new luxury’.
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.
What’s new in Japanese design? Its minimalist tradition and subtle classics are reinvented for residential environments.
The digital revolution and its pulsating colours are infiltrating almost every realm of our lives, and the homewares and furniture industries are no different.
Not yet decided where you are going to start your Urbis Designday? See the handy event guide and map to help you with your decision.
This holiday home in the Hawke’s Bay is equal parts relaxation, art gallery, viewing platform and a subtle homage to Palm Springs.
The line-up of showrooms and creative partners for 2017 Urbis Designday has been announced.
We’ve got all your questions regarding New Zealand’s premier public design event answered.