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...
Sitting pretty

Sitting pretty

Room for reading in Queenstown  While it’s all well and good browsing a catalogue or visiting a showroom there’s nothing quite like seeing how a piece fits into a room post-purchase. Our new Sitting Pretty series visits Kovacs furniture out ‘in the wild’. From the...
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...