Putting on a show(room)

Putting on a show(room)

We recently welcomed photographer Stephen Goodenough back to our showroom to shoot some new interior scenes. It’s always an enjoyable time putting these shots together, albeit occasionally a challenging one. You’ll see some of the results here and others will be...
1000 Ferry Road, Ferrymead, Christchurch, New Zealand

1000 Ferry Road, Ferrymead, Christchurch, New Zealand

Recent news of various fashion labels running into problems with untruthful ‘Made In New Zealand’ claims has certainly got people talking here at Kovacs. It’s also the reason for that unconventional headline. There are as many instances of dishonesty and chicanery...
Better with age

Better with age

A community centre in Christchurch’s new retirement village has been recognised for its colourful style and sophistication, with Kovacs chairs helping set the scene. With 101 villas, 73 apartments and 100 care beds the $80 million Lady Wigram Retirement Village has a...
Fit for purpose

Fit for purpose

Choosing the right upholstery fabric Some fabrics just aren’t suitable for certain models. But it is not always easy to see such incompatibility when looking through swatches on the showroom floor. In our time we’ve seen questionable upholstery choices result in some...
Top 5 home decorating trends unlikely to return

Top 5 home decorating trends unlikely to return

From wallpaper techniques to throne etiquette, what’s best left to history? In this industry, those who declare, “it’ll never come back” inevitably eat their words within a few decades. For example, not many would have picked pastels to be back in the form of...
Efficient furniture design for compact living

Efficient furniture design for compact living

The space-conscious age  Smaller houses have been ‘our future’ for two decades now. As if punctuating the trend for compact living, HOME Magazine’s 2017 House of the Year was recently awarded to a Cambridge townhouse, built on a 315m² section. Unsurprisingly, the...