Urbis Designday 2012 - collaborations revealed

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Urbis Designday 2012 launch at the Roxy, Fort Lane.

Urbis Designday 2012 launch at the Roxy, Fort Lane. Image: Jeff Brass

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Francis Hooper, World and Vicki Vuleta, Design55.

Francis Hooper, World and Vicki Vuleta, Design55. Image: Jeff Brass

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Guests enjoyed a glass of Champagne Laurent-Perrier.

Guests enjoyed a glass of Champagne Laurent-Perrier. Image: Jeff Brass

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Zoe Iken, Alt Group and Steve Wilton-Jones, GEON.

Zoe Iken, Alt Group and Steve Wilton-Jones, GEON. Image: Jeff Brass

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Urbis editor, Nicole Stock, Jo Eddington of Coastal Design Co and Richard Moore.

Urbis editor, Nicole Stock, Jo Eddington of Coastal Design Co and Richard Moore. Image: Jeff Brass

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James Walkinshaw of Xanthe White Design.

James Walkinshaw of Xanthe White Design. Image: Jeff Brass

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Kathryn Wilson and Steve Dunstan, Huffer.

Kathryn Wilson and Steve Dunstan, Huffer. Image: Jeff Brass

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Jon Bridges, Clare Mora of essenze and Rachael Lovelace.

Jon Bridges, Clare Mora of essenze and Rachael Lovelace. Image: Jeff Brass

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Merisha Ansell of Kohler Design Centre and Zambesi's Neville Findlay.

Merisha Ansell of Kohler Design Centre and Zambesi’s Neville Findlay. Image: Jeff Brass

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Jacqui Spice, Kathryn Wilson and Coastal Design's Jo Eddington.

Jacqui Spice, Kathryn Wilson and Coastal Design’s Jo Eddington. Image: Jeff Brass

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Alt Group's Zoe Iken and Steffan Kelly of Txt Engine.

Alt Group’s Zoe Iken and Steffan Kelly of Txt Engine. Image: Jeff Brass

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Paul Dowie, Douglas Snelling and Rebecca Snelling of the Douglas + Bec/Workroom Design family.

Paul Dowie, Douglas Snelling and Rebecca Snelling of the Douglas + Bec/Workroom Design family. Image: Jeff Brass

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Liv Harper and Toni Brandso of Material Creative.

Liv Harper and Toni Brandso of Material Creative. Image: Jeff Brass

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Megan Reeves, Fisher & Paykel; Zoe Iken, Alt Group and Nicole Stock, Urbis editor.

Megan Reeves, Fisher & Paykel; Zoe Iken, Alt Group and Nicole Stock, Urbis editor. Image: Jeff Brass

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Tatum Savage, M.A.C Cosmetics; Adrian Reid, spazioCasa and Nicole Stock, Urbis.

Tatum Savage, M.A.C Cosmetics; Adrian Reid, spazioCasa and Nicole Stock, Urbis. Image: Jeff Brass

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Zara Tempest – Urbis, Simonne Mearns – Mini.

Zara Tempest – Urbis, Simonne Mearns – Mini. Image: Jeff Brass

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Katrina Glenday – BoConcept and Steve Dunstan – Huffer.

Katrina Glenday – BoConcept and Steve Dunstan – Huffer. Image: Jeff Brass

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Parul Sheopuri – Urbis, Jessica Rangi – HP.

Parul Sheopuri – Urbis, Jessica Rangi – HP. Image: Jeff Brass

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Chrystal Pedersen from Roxy and Paul Field of Art Associates.

Chrystal Pedersen from Roxy and Paul Field of Art Associates. Image: Jeff Brass

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Isabelle Vincent of Kohler, Nikki Morris– Resene, Nicole Stock – Urbis.

Isabelle Vincent of Kohler, Nikki Morris– Resene, Nicole Stock – Urbis. Image: Jeff Brass

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Jill Purser, Kim Jarman of Luxaflex.

Jill Purser, Kim Jarman of Luxaflex. Image: Jeff Brass

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Lynette Hendrickse of Hafele and Dwayne Cocker from Automation Associates.

Lynette Hendrickse of Hafele and Dwayne Cocker from Automation Associates. Image: Jeff Brass

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Heather Ogden-Handa and Matt Macindoe of ECC.

Heather Ogden-Handa and Matt Macindoe of ECC. Image: Jeff Brass

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Steve Kirby (Huffer) and Leeann Yare.

Steve Kirby (Huffer) and Leeann Yare. Image: Jeff Brass

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Kathryn Wilson and Neville Findlay.

Kathryn Wilson and Neville Findlay. Image: Jeff Brass

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More than 100 guests including some of the country’s most inspiring creatives and many of Auckland’s leading design showrooms congregated on the Roxy Rooftop Terrace for the exclusive launch of Urbis Designday 2012 and the big reveal of the designer pairings.

This year’s creative talent - a fusion of designers from the worlds of fashion, art, architecture, interiors, furniture, landscape, spatial and graphic design – are currently collaborating with their showroom partners to create a series of temporary installations, open to the public for one day only on Saturday 24 March.

The Urbis Designday 2012 theme is ‘Colour in Motion’ and it is up to the design collaborations to decide how they interpret this within their showpieces.

The designer and showroom pairings for 2012 include:

  • Design 55 + World and Reuben Paterson 
  • ECC Lighting & Furniture + Zambesi and Auckland War Memorial Museum 
  • BoConcept + Leeann Yare and Huffer 
  • Spazio Casa + the team at M.A.C Cosmetics (with Amber D.) 
  • Essenze + Rachael Lovelace 
  • Coastal Design + Kathryn Wilson and Touch of Spice 
  • Resene + Kohler Design Centre + Art Associates 
  • Fisher & Paykel + Alt Group 
  • Hewlett Packard + Unitec 
  • Hafele + Xanthe White 
  • Douglas & Bec + Workroom Design 
  • MINI New Zealand + Material Creative and Urbis (and Photobooth Fun)

Urbis editor Nicole Stock said, “Urbis Designday is one of the most anticipated dates on the design calendar - it’s the big day out for the design world. It’s a fun and engaging experience and an amazing platform for the creative industries to step out and showcase their original designs and thinking.

“We’re excited to see how the designer pairings will transform the showroom spaces and the new and unexpected ways the installations will come together.”

Tickets are now on sale at eventfinder.co.nz for $30 per person or $50 for a double. The ticket cost includes chauffeured transport around the showrooms throughout the day and decadent and interesting hospitality along the way. The day runs from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 24 March.


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