Why good design lasts

Posted on 21/03/2017 by Kovacs
The great windmill of design fads will turn again this season. Driven by smart-suited trend forecasters in big cities, the latest cycle will release a glut of on-trend knock-offs into shops around the world. But will longevity and quality ultimately prevail?

A reconfiguration

Posted on 04/10/2016 by Kovacs
The evolution of a popular Papanui dining and conference destination required a careful balance of ‘here and now’ style and enduring construction for the years ahead.

Feature comforts

Posted on 30/09/2016 by Kovacs
Sometimes less truly is more. Such is the case with the Jed – the clean, contemporary lines of the new settee backed by a focused stylistic bearing and clever adaptability.

Form comes first

Posted on 12/05/2016 by Kovacs
Our top five chairs designed by architects

Built to last

Posted on 05/05/2015 by Kovacs
It’s true – nothing lasts forever. Some things certainly last longer than others though. With unique style and careful craftsmanship these five chairs have withstood the test of time.

Chairs with character

Posted on 06/12/2014 by Kovacs
From the quill to the typewriter to the screen, writers throughout history have been influenced as much by their exterior surroundings as they have by their interior thoughts.

History and legacy

Posted on 04/12/2014 by Kovacs
Going through some old boxes of files we recently came across a newspaper profile on Stephan Kovacs, the man behind the brand.

From the archive

Posted on 09/05/2014 by Kovacs
In the days when milk was delivered to your door in bottles (and the pubs closed at six) a furniture design company in Christchurch was proud of it’s products and ambitious with plans for the future. Looking very dapper in their suits, these were the men behind the early success of our company.

The Jefferson’s on the button

Posted on 01/11/2013 by Kovacs
Since it’s debut we’ve been providing the Jefferson chair and settee to a range of different clients, the compact footprint and elegant, attention-grabbing proving popular with both domestic and commercial markets.


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