Event Archive — 2019

Open Studio™ on Faraday & St Georges Bay

DINZ Open Studio™ at award winning Faraday St & St Georges Bay Rd, studios and showrooms will open their doors and invite you to come and relax, sip a drink and share some stories.

Fearon Hay Architects / IMO  / Fisher & Paykel Appliances Pop Up Barulho /  NodiArchant / Autex street side Pop UpVidaSpace 

Turning previously dull streets into an upmarket and chic redevelopment, Faraday St and St Georges Bay Rd are a dynamic series of spaces in which to work, shop and eat. Now it is home to some of New Zealand’s most innovative studios and showrooms.

Gig guides will be at your first stop IMO to guide you through the evening.

Spaces are limited, RSVP's are a must!
Designers Institute Members have first priority.

—Beverage partner Aperol Spritz NZ 
—$5 Paella street-side at Barulho
LittleWolf catering at VidaSpace
Thanks for supporting Open Studio™ 

Fearon Hay Architects

Creation of Fearon Hay’s studio was undertaken as part of the reoccupation of 1940’s warehouses amongst the wool stores of St Georges Bay Rd.

The outcome is a workplace that has the sense of a loft apartment – one that can feel social, allowing interaction between all members of the practice and its clients, while providing a highly functional vessel for the development and delivery of the work.


Designers and manufacturers of world-class commercial and residential furniture, IMO create products that are simple, durable and beautiful – products that embody both joy and practicality – IMO call this Happy Modern. 

Mates, Fisher & Paykel Appliances, will have their Pop-Up inside.


VidaSpace was founded with the core belief to provide architects and interior designers easy access to innovative interior finishes to create captivating spaces using inspired wall and flooring solutions.

Presenting at VidaSpace - Maxime De Scheemaeker

VidaSpace are proud to have a family of partners internationally across Europe, North America, and Australia. Our Belgian partners, Decospan, are the world leaders in veneers.


Nodi make natural, handmade rugs inspired by how people rest, connect and play. Their designs are woven with wool and jute - these fibres lend a warm materiality to interior spaces. 


Archant searches the world for the leading trends, latest materials, hardware, surfaces and expertise, curating and bringing them home to New Zealand to empower and inspire our leading developers, visionary architects and interior creators.

Presenting at Archant — Steve Pryce

Steve has has a decade plus background in retail and wholesale representing premium brands in both Australia and New Zealand. He has returned to New Zealand to proudly take up the role of New Zealand sales manager for Franke NZ. 


Autex are creating a clever Pop-Up on the street outside VidaSpace (or inside if it rains).

Autex believes good acoustics create great spaces. They manufacture a full suite of unique acoustic needs across consumer, commercial, and industrial applications.