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
We’ve got every Dad covered for Sunday 4 September.
From rich copper to polished brass, warm metallic accents are taking over.
Much like the sets of Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, seemingly mismatched colours, shapes and eras find an unexpectedly vibrant harmony.
A clean, angular line of brass and a matte rimu top are all it took to create this simple, yet elegant Goldie side table.
This stylish family home intelligently tackles urban restrictions by building directly under London.
Fashion designer Beth and her partner, photographer Sam Hartnett, open the door to their Mt Eden home to show us their treasured items.
A house extension in France that is adventurous, honest and respects its surrounding landscape.
Urbis takes a glimpse at one of our favourite Auckland eateries, the O’Connell Street Bistro, due to reopen this week.