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
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.
Apparent transparent; plastic fantastic; neon pink and dollops of yellow. These bathroom scenes are made to reset your colour dial. Soap bubbles are entirely optional.
Pastels and powders, friendly curves and not a sharp edge in sight. Whatever you do… keep these away from the bonfire.
If the hospitality, real estate and cultural buzz coming from the capital for the past few months are anything to go by, 2017 might just be Wellington’s year in the spotlight.
Urbis chats to the co-founders of a home exchange website aimed solely at creatives about trading their highly curated abodes with perfect strangers.
Urbis Designday is back for 2017 and is better than ever. Saturday 25 March is the date to mark in your calendar to ensure you don’t miss out on this all-day event full of artistic inspiration and creative flair.
An Auckland villa is transformed into a family home filled with curios and Victoriana.