Urbis Designday goes public next weekend (updated)

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Urbis Designday, New Zealand’s premier public design event and a celebration of original thinking, serves up its sensory feast on Saturday week (25 March).

An eclectic mix of designers – from the worlds of art, architecture and interior design – have been teamed up with leading design showrooms dotted around Ponsonby, Eden Terrace, Parnell and Newmarket, to create a series of temporary installations and activations.

Urbis Designday guests will be chauffeured between showrooms to experience the inspiring installations and hospitality, hopping on and off the free transport at their leisure.

There are several prizes to be won on the day, including a Giotto Evoluzione V2 coffee machine, a year’s supply of L’affare coffee and a luxury Lexus weekend package staying at Auckland’s Sofitel.

Now in its 10th year, Urbis Designday is one of the most anticipated dates on the design calendar – the big day out for design lovers and enthusiasts. “This tour of tasteful, intelligent and sophisticated design in its many guises is a must,” said Urbis ed Federico Monsalve.

“From practical ideas for the home through to innovative concepts for future urban living… Designday promises, once again, to be an amazing celebration of outstanding design and the memories it helps create.”

The venues and their design collaborators for Urbis Designday 2017 are:

  • Resene + The Wonder Group: 2017 Lexus Design Awards in association with Resident Stoke Fireplace Studio + Places & GracesIMO + Fisher & Paykel
  • Blum New Zealand
  • dormakaba + Horst Kiechle
  • ECC + inhouse
  • Plumbline Concept Studio
  • BoConcept + Andrew J Steel
  • Artisan Collective + Unitec Architects
  • Paterson + Fraser Chatham
  • King Living Auckland
  • Evoque
  • Sopers Macindoe + Cut Collective
  • YOYO Design by Kiwis + DSIDE

Passes are $30 per person or $50 for a double at www.eventfinda.co.nz. The day runs from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 25 March in Auckland. Limited door sales are available on the day at Urbis Designday HQ, White Studios, 30 Burleigh Street, Eden Terrace, from 10am.

Guests will be sent an Urbis Designday event booklet and wristband ahead of the event so they can choose where to begin their day.

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