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
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The digital revolution and its pulsating colours are infiltrating almost every realm of our lives, and the homewares and furniture industries are no different.
Even if it hasn’t been produced yet, this prototype lamp by Wellington design student Josh Bruderer ticks so many boxes that we can’t help but admire it.
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This Auckland home is a cabinet of curiosities filled to the rafters with meticulous design and well-curated art.
This much-anticipated event featuring leading design-led showrooms in Auckland will run over Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March.
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