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French furniture designer Philippe Starck has turned his expert hand to prefabricated houses.
British fashion designer Matthew Williamson has created a new range of interior fabrics.
French-made Fermob furniture is adding some colour to Kiwi backyards.
Marina Abramovic, Daniel Libeskind and Patrizia Moroso have collaborated to create these concrete table-and-chair sets.
Read about New Zealand shoe designer Kate Revie who uses her architectural training to design state-of-the-art footwear.
Read about a collection of furniture inspired by a remote Newfoundland, Canada, inn.
Ceramicist Rachel Carley opens up her Auckland home.
Urbis chats to a couple obsessed with mid-century modern design from all over the world.
Urbis sits down with a New Zealand maker living in New York City.
A modular home on Waiheke Island provides a contemporary escape from the city.
A contemporary, clean-lined home in Cape Town, South Africa, embraces its site with ease.
A trio of townhouses transform a gritty, inner-city Melbourne street.
An impressive new build responds to the rugged topography of West Vancouver, Canada.
Urbis’ annual round-up of the very best products, places and people.
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Meet Seattle-based art curator, Chiyo Ishikawa and see inside her workplace, the Seattle Art Museum.
Meet a pair of design-store owners who keep West Seattle stocked with fabulous design objects.
Urbis chats to Seattle-based architect Matthew Stannard about living and working in one of the USA’s best small cities.