Upcoming Events

The Best Design Awards are a major feature of the local design calendar and some of last year's winners are touring the country to offer first-hand insights into their projects.

This event is brought to you by Dulux

Studio South—Sam Southwell

The International

A world-class apartment building offering 88 luxury residences in central Auckland. Studio South designed, directed and managed numerous components to create a complete brand identity and marketing package for The International.

Chrometoaster—Aaron McKirdy

Game of Awesome

A hilarious, educational card game designed to inspire year 5–8 students to write creative stories—whilst increasing their literacy levels. Game of Awesome's brash new take on an old idea makes the resource both curious and compelling to young learners.

Alt Group—Dean Poole

POP Marble Run

POP Marble Run is an 8-meter-long participatory musical instrument, activated by the people of Auckland, using gravity as a compositional tool through play. POP Marble Run is designed with interaction at its heart – embracing both intent and chance by enabling participants to construct a visual representation, which creates an unexpected sound signature.

Pixelpush Ltd—Han Law & Siew Wee H'ng

Flexpaper

With more than 15,000 views on the client’s website, ‘Flexpaper’ is a carefully crafted, fun, stop-motion animated teaser for a piece of software that transforms PDF documents into responsive formats.

makebardo—Luis Viale & Bren Imboden

Cargo Brewery. The honest drop.

A project designed to break the gender stereotypes linked to beer. makebardo’s simple, empathetic approach to Cargo Brewery’s 'The Honest Drop’ packaging opens the scope of the business, and encourages gender equality.

The Best Design Awards are a major feature of the local design calendar and some of last year's winners are touring the country to offer first-hand insights into their projects.

This event is brought to you by Dulux

Alt Group—Dean Poole

Lumojo

Most honey on the market is either manufactured in glass or plastic and is consumed as an everyday spread. Rather than compete in mass market, the idea was to make honey part of the gifting purchase journey and produce a vessel that communicated a premium and not follow the conventions of shelf presence, but table presence.

Think Packaging—Mat Bogust

The True Honey Co.

Think Packaging's truly beautiful, yet robust, packaging design for some of the purest honey on the planet reflects the trustworthy, transparent and premium brand personality of The True Honey Co.

Felton Industries—James Daw

Ag Oxijet™

An innovative solution to conserve water in the New Zealand Dairy farming industry. The Ag Oxijet™ reduces water consumption, energy consumption and the size and costs of effluent storage tanks on farms.

Avanti Design Technology—Stephen James & David Higgins

Avanti Pista Team Olympic Edition

A two-pronged, design-led project, the Avanti Pista Team Sprint was developed by Avanti as the best possible platform for the New Zealand track cycling team to claim gold at the 2016 Olympic Games.

A unique opportunity to have a sneak peek inside some of New Zealand’s best studios and see what goes on behind closed doors.

This event is brought to you by Warren & Mahoney and BJ Ball

Open Studio™ is a boutique event where a studio opens their doors to the design community. Inviting them in to take a nosey and maybe an insight or two into their studio.

Open Studio™ is also about creating a place for networking, and getting to know each other through conversations within a smaller networking opportunity.

 It is a social event, a chance to relax, sip a drink and share some stories.

The Best Design Awards are a major feature of the local design calendar and some of last year's winners are touring the country to offer first-hand insights into their projects.

This event is brought to you by Dulux

LandLAB & Monk Mackenzie Architects—Henry Crothers & Hamish Monk

#LightPathAKL

A bold statement in Auckland’s urban realm, illustrating movement, speed and aspiration, #LightPathAKL has cemented its place as a critical piece of cycling infrastructure in Auckland city.

Atelier I-N-D-J—Ian Douglas-Jones

G9 Shanghai

A restaurant space set within a dramatic triple height space that is part of main land China's first luxury department store; Lane Crawford. G9 Shanghai exists beyond its primary purpose of dining and delves into a realm of exhibition, spectacle and participation.

ctrl Space—Chris Stevens

The Glass Goose

ctrl Space took on the challenges of an awkward site with an expansive roof terrace to develop the Glass Goose - A truly transformative before & after. 

Wraight Athfield Landscape + Architecture—Megan Wraight

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Developed in close collaboration with mana whenua, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, has been designed as a park to support and host commemoration, as well as to be a valuable, flexible and functional space for New Zealand’s capital.

The Best Design Awards are a major feature of the local design calendar and some of last year's winners are touring the country to offer first-hand insights into their projects.

This event is brought to you by Dulux

Allbirds—Jamie McLellan

Wool Runners

Sustainable, moisture wicking, anti-bacterial and extremely comfortable, the Wool Runner is one of a kind. Along with a compelling brand story, the Wool Runners have found wide success in both North America and New Zealand.

Goodnature & Department of Conservation—Robert van Dam & Richard Cutfield

A24 & Automatic Lure Pump

Goodnature’s designers have developed not just a trap, but a system. They have holistically considered the target pests’ experience, our native species’ experience, the trapper’s experience, and also that of the New Zealand public. It’s the first system in the world to ever completely suppress rats across large tracts of forest and keep it that way. They can eliminate all trace of rats, and slash the cost of trapping by an astonishing 90%.

Archimedia—Lindsay Mackie

Te Oro

Supported and funded by Auckland Council and developed in collaboration with the community itself, Te Oro is a creative facility for young people from the communities of Glen Innes and Panmure.

Alt Group—Dean Poole

Matariki Festival

A responsive website for Matariki, New Zealand’s premier Maori Winter Festival, developed in Te Reo and English along with a printed programme and outdoor campaign to communicate the festival and its events to all Aucklanders.

The Best Design Awards are a major feature of the local design calendar and some of last year's winners are touring the country to offer first-hand insights into their projects.

This event is brought to you by Dulux

Chrometoaster—Aaron McKirdy

Game of Awesome

A hilarious, educational card game designed to inspire year 5–8 students to write creative stories—whilst increasing their literacy levels. Game of Awesome's brash new take on an old idea makes the resource both curious and compelling to young learners.

Alt Group—Dean Poole

Pop Marble Run

An interactive installation. Pop Marble Run is an 8-meter-long participatory musical instrument, activated by the people of Auckland, using gravity as a compositional tool through play.

LandLAB & Monk Mackenzie Architects—Henry Crothers & Dean MacKenzie

#LightPathAKL

A bold statement in Auckland’s urban realm, illustrating movement, speed and aspiration, #LightPathAKL has cemented its place as a critical piece of cycling infrastructure in Auckland city.

Allbirds—Jamie McLellan

Wool Runners

Sustainable, moisture wicking, anti-bacterial and extremely comfortable, the Wool Runner is one of a kind. Along with a compelling brand story, the Wool Runners have found wide success in both North America and New Zealand.

The Best Design Awards are a major feature of the local design calendar and some of last year's winners are touring the country to offer first-hand insights into their projects.

This event is brought to you by Dulux

Chrometoaster—Aaron McKirdy

Game of Awesome

A hilarious, educational card game designed to inspire year 5–8 students to write creative stories—whilst increasing their literacy levels. Game of Awesome's brash new take on an old idea makes the resource both curious and compelling to young learners.

Alt Group—Dean Poole

Pop Marble Run

An interactive installation. Pop Marble Run is an 8-meter-long participatory musical instrument, activated by the people of Auckland, using gravity as a compositional tool through play.

LandLAB & Monk Mackenzie Architects—Henry Crothers & Hamish Monk

#LightPathAKL

A bold statement in Auckland’s urban realm, illustrating movement, speed and aspiration, #LightPathAKL has cemented its place as a critical piece of cycling infrastructure in Auckland city.

Allbirds—Jamie McLellan

Wool Runners

Sustainable, moisture wicking, anti-bacterial and extremely comfortable, the Wool Runner is one of a kind. Along with a compelling brand story, the Wool Runners have found wide success in both North America and New Zealand.

A unique opportunity to have a sneak peek inside some of New Zealand’s best studios and see what goes on behind closed doors.

This event is brought to you by Warren  & Mahoney and BJ Ball 

Open Studio™ is a boutique event where a studio opens their doors to the design community. Inviting them in to take a nosey and maybe an insight or two into their studio.

Open Studio™ is also about creating a place for networking, and getting to know each other through conversations within a smaller networking opportunity.

It is a social event, a chance to relax, sip a drink and share some stories.

A unique opportunity to have a sneak peek inside some of New Zealand's best studios and see what goes on behind closed doors.

This event is brought to you by Warren  & Mahoney and BJ Ball 

Open Studio™ is a boutique event where a studio opens their doors to the design community. Inviting them in to take a nosey and maybe an insight or two into their studio.

Open Studio™ is also about creating a place for networking, and getting to know each other through conversations within a smaller networking opportunity.

 It is a social event, a chance to relax, sip a drink and share some stories

The Graphics Forum is a series of events that presents topics of interest for graphic designers including tools and tips that keep you informed and up to date on the latest design trends and best industry practice, presented in an informal environment.

The Graphics Forum is a series of events that presents topics of interest for graphic designers including tools and tips that keep you informed and up to date on the latest design trends and best industry practice, presented in an informal environment.

Getting the Best from Photography

Best Week

The lead up to our most prestigious night of the year is the ideal time to bring the design community together to reflect and connect. During Best Week we hold a series of events that build towards the industry's big night out at the Best Design Awards.

Designers Speak®

The more we talk about design in New Zealand, the more robust the conversation becomes. Our Designers Speak events give our members the chance to hear top designers sharing insights into their work.

Folio Night

Supported by design schools and studios, Folio Night is an initiative from the DINZ Student Council. Each event is a prestigious opportunity for nominated students to present their work for discussion and critique.

Open Studio™

We all have a natural curiosity about the spaces in which designers create. Open Studio offers a rare opportunity to enter these private worlds, and see the inner workings of some of New Zealand's best studios.

Pixel to Product

With digital technology, design is in a state of constant change. This event series gives designers a forum to discuss how this impacts on their innovation process; how they push ideas from the abstract into the real; and on how quickly they bring products to market.

The Form Forum®

This series of informal events is primarily a forum for spatial designers to meet and share insights. A broad range of relevant topics are presented and discussed including useful tools and tips, the latest design trends and best industry practice.

The Graphics Forum

This series of informal events is primarily a forum for graphic designers to meet and share insights. A broad range of relevant topics are presented and discussed including useful tools and tips, the latest design trends and best industry practice.

The Product Forum

This series of informal events is primarily a forum for product designers to meet and share insights. A broad range of relevant topics are presented and discussed including useful tools and tips, the latest design trends and best industry practice.

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