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.

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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.

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