On one design-filled day, we took in designer showrooms across Auckland to uncover new furnishing trends, exquisite hand-made rugs, designers’ insights and plenty more.
A design tour in Auckland
On a spring Saturday in early November, we welcomed readers to our first HOME Edit event, taking in the latest in design trends at five showrooms around central Auckland. We covered handmade rugs, outdoor furniture, and upcoming looks for the season ahead. We started at King Living with freshly made coffee and pastries from Amano, while showroom manager Hannah Evans-Scott briefed us on the Australian brand’s latest designs, including some particularly fabulous beds, which lift up to reveal storage underneath. From there, we headed to BoConcept where we had a glass of bubbles to celebrate the brand’s 65th year. While there, we heard about new trends: ceramic table tops; warm, ruddy colours in velvet and corduroy. We then headed to Source Mondial, importers of one-off rugs and bespoke carpet, where we were captivated by a new range of kilims and some beautiful rugs in bamboo and silk. At Cult, celebrated Australian designer Adam Goodrum – the creator of many of Cult’s NAU designs – discussed the joys of creating high-end furniture in a small market, as consumers seek out local, individual pieces. We finished up at Dawson & Co for rosé and slow-barbecued lamb, where Angus Dawson and Scott Fisk briefed us on Cove, their own brand of high-end outdoor furniture, which is already making inroads into Asia and North America. It was an inspiring, design-filled day: thank you to everyone who came, and to our partners for their time and knowledge.
Below At the Source Mondial showroom in Parnell.
Left A corner of the BoConcept showroom in Mt Eden, Auckland.