Here there be monsters

Here there be monsters

5 pitfalls designers need to avoid… In New Zealand our tastes are evolving, our spaces are changing and artistic trends and production materials are revolutionising design too. Yes, it can be difficult getting the balance just right when designing well- crafted...
A progress in work

A progress in work

It’s said that good design is made of two things: aesthetic appeal and creative problem solving. But we think there’s a third element – one that’s been behind our work over the years.  This third design focus is evolution. Browse through the history pages of...
Simplicity in small space living

Simplicity in small space living

The Spyder and Axle, two new additions to the Kovacs range, are a dynamic duo when it comes to turning a small space into a showstopper. We look at these and provide some quick tips for creating the right stage for these models. Designing for small spaces can be a...
A reconfiguration

A reconfiguration

Fig delivers a fresh and unique taste to Christchurch 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. Erin Brookman of Brookman Design was tasked...
Feature comforts

Feature comforts

Feature comforts The Jed’s classic style and luxurious support Sometimes less truly is more. Such is the case with the Jed – the clean, contemporary lines of the new chair and settee backed by a focused stylistic bearing and clever adaptability. Sitting upon a rigid...
Re: decorate

Re: decorate

Interior design tips from Hildy Kovacs. It doesn’t matter who you are, an expert interior designer or an amateur staring down the barrel of your first project, redecorating a room can be a daunting task. Be it a new room or an existing one, there are a few simple...