Upcoming Events

DINZ, and our strategic partners Objectspace, are holding a Masters of Craft exhibition celebrating Peter Haythornthwaite, Fellow of the Designers Institute and ONZM.

The exhibition, Design Generation, 
honours Peter as a significant design practitioner and industry leader whose enduring impact has reached well beyond New Zealand.

Mike Barrett has a conversation with Peter Haythornthwaite exploring Peter's life and career.

Peter Haythornthwaite FDINZ, ONZM - a New Zealand design pioneer

Peter Haythornthwaite 2017 - Photo. David Haythornthwaite

Haythornthwaite has to be viewed as a New Zealand design pioneer. Whether it be medicine, science, art, manufacturing or domestic fields, in todays parlance, much of what he achieved can be described as 'design-led'. 

From ideation sketches to form models and working prototypes, Haythornthwaite’s creative process illuminates the professional skill-set of the hands-on pre-computer era.

In 2016 Peter Haythornthwaite was handed a Queens Birthday Honours medal for his services to Design over the last 40 years. 

LOMAK - (Light Operated Mouse And Keyboard)

Peter Haythornthwaite led the creativelab design team, and together they designed a helpful tool to those in need. The LOMAK, allowed people with physical disabilities to use a computer without any adaptation or special software. The LOMAK was recognised on an international scale, and received multiple awards, including Gold at the 2007 IDEA(International Design Excellence Awards).

Wellar Hair Steamer

Peter Haythornthwaite with the Wella Hair Steamer, 1981

Oh Ah Stove

Oh Ah Stove, 1991. Photo: Neil Liversedge.

Peter's legacy includes a New Zealand design profession emerging from the back room to enlighten the board room. His example-setting and guidance has empowered many to make positive contributions to our fast-changing world.

Michael Barrett

Michael Barrett is a freelance writer and editor specialising in architecture and design. He will have a chat with Peter Haythornthwaite about his prolific design practice with over forty years experience. 

Where: 13 Rose Road, Ponsonby
When: 
Thursday 26 April
Time: 6pm - 6.30pm Drinks / Nibbles 
               6.30pm - 8pm Presentation start

Dulux DIAlogue on Tour, is a Study Scholarship, brought to you by Dulux, The Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) and the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

The Dulux DIAlogue on Tour is now into its third year.

The Tour offers the opportunity for design professionals - from The Designers Institute of New Zealand and The Design Institute of Australia - to travel into new studios and new cultures.

The New Zealand winner of the Dulux DIAlogue on Tour 2016 was Keri Cunliffe, and she travelled to London and Stockholm along with four Design Institute of Australia Tour winners.
Keri says -“I was drawn to the Dulux DIAlogue on Tour for the potential to expand my insight into international design thinking from talented overseas design practitioners. I believe it’s important to study how others, whether local or international, approach design thinking, it keeps us open and grounded."

Rufus Knight was the New Zealand winner of the Dulux DIAlogue on Tour 2017.
The Tour returned to London and Stockhom and included attending the 2017 London Design Festival.
Rufus says - "The Dulux DIAlogue on Tour had many highlights – aside from the exceptional studios and spaces we visited – it was a privilege to understand more fully the similarities between international design cultures and communities." 

The Dulux DIAlogue on Tour 2018 will take a New Zealand DINZ Professional or Fellow Member along with four Design Institute of Australia Members to Tokyo and Los Angeles. 

The Tour has been developed to provide an opportunity for spatial design professionals, to revitalise, reinvigorate and re-inspire their career.

Read the Judging Criteria and Terms & Conditions before entering.

Entries Open:                        1 March 
Entries Close:                       14 May 
Judging:                                  16 May  - 31 May
Winner Announced:           31 May

Tour Dates
25th August - 2nd September 

Enter Here

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 and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Gallagher Animal Management Systems & Massey University - Prof. Tony Parker, FDINZ

Gallagher TW Series Weigh Scale

The striking design of the TW series carries innovations at every level of engagement for professional farm workers. These products satisfy the need for precision data management and enable international regulatory traceability of animals from farm gate to food plate.

Manta5 - Guy Howard-Willis

Hydrofoil Bike

The world’s first commercially viable hydrofoil e-bike that replicates the cycling experience on the water’s surface. The hydrofoil bike represents an unwavering kiwi attitude towards innovation and steadfast dedication to achieving our vision. This bike is a potential ‘paradigm shift’ and transformation in the global cycling and water sport market categories.

Schneider Electric Pacific Design Lab - Xavier Lifran

PDL Iconic

A slim, sleek, clean design that is easily customized, the Clipsal Iconic provides a new foundation for future technology to be built on to. 

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare - Infant Care - Leon Stanley

F&P Optiflow Junior 2 - Product Design

F&P Optiflow Junior 2 is a next-generation nasal cannula specifically designed for neonates, infants and children undergoing nasal high flow therapy.

Callaghan Innovation - Jesse Keith

National Network Manager Design and Manufacturing

Callaghan provide a single front door to the innovation system for businesses at all stages of their innovation journey – from start-ups to the most experienced R&D performers.

Aladen Studio - Hayden Maunsell

Newton

The Newton is a minimalistic espresso machine with a range of well designed features. 

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 and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Studio Pacific Architecture - Evzen Novak

He Tohu Exhibition

He Tohu is a marae for all New Zealanders and all generations and allows people to engage intimately with the taonga in He Tohu.

Matt Liggins Studio - Matt Liggins

The Real Pyramid Schemer

The Real Pyramid Schemer was designed for Artweek 2016. Transforming from sad to happy, Matt created free “Thought Bubble” drawings for the public, designed to bring a smile to all.

Jasmax - Mary Henry

AUT Mana Hauora

Mary Henry received the Emerging Designer Award as the project architect of the $56m AUT building. There aren’t many of Mary’s age who have delivered a project of Mana Hauora’s scale, complexity and value.

Ockham Residential - Mark Todd

Ockham Residential are Urban Regenerators, and love Auckland. It is their aim to lead by example and produce Auckland’s most outstanding residential buildings. Making sure Auckland’s urban built environment is as beautiful and world class as its natural landscape. Ockham plan to achieve this aim with a total commitment to quality urban design, architecture and materials. In particular, buildings that will age gracefully and contain fine grain detail on a human scale that allows them to enhance their surrounds and be well loved by their communities.

IZZARD Design - Paul Izzard, PDINZ

Giraffe by Simon Gault

A relaxed dining experience. Giraffe by Simon Gault is the open kitchen you would aspire to have in any home. 

Collingridge and Smith Architects (UK) Ltd - Phil Smith, DINZ

Creators Early Learning Centre Chartwell

The ongoing collaboration between the client, the architect and the consultants grounded in sustainable values.

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 and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Inhouse - Arch MacDonnell, FDINZ & Toby Curnow, FDINZ

Steinlager Tokyo Dry

The Steinlager Tokyo Dry brand, designed by Inhouse, strikes a perfect balance between two worlds. Tasked with reimagining the iconic Steinlager beer brand, extensive research into the Japanese culture and design was carried out and in result, Inhouse created a brand that communicated Japanese elegance and sophistication.

Assembly - Jonny Kofoed

Inside out

Inside-Out, a striking short film that animates the words and imagery of a spoken word poem. Created by Assembly for Fonterra’s Anchor brand, Inside-Out is combined with film footage, 3D and stills with simple black and white photography across one horizontal camera move. Inside-Out is an exceptionally creative piece of visual communication.

Sea Change - Tim Donaldson, DINZ & Amanda Gaskin

Cazador - game, offal & the rest

A beautifully crafted, limited edition book to celebrate thirty years at Cazador - a small family run restaurant in Auckland.  The book pays homage to the interior of the restaurant, the family history, and the food on offer. A stripped back raw aesthetic, with a nod to the late 70’s in it’s colour palette and typography.

Pitch Studio - James MacFarlane, DINZ & Shahriar Asdollah-Zadeh, DINZ

Elam Artists

Creating a visual system for a school that wanted to stay unbranded was the challenge for re-developing the Elam Contemporary Art School Graduate Show Identity. Using the concept of frame and repetition, Pitch Studio built a consistent identity from straightforward type based communication and imagery.

Index - Jonty Valentine, DINZ & Amy Yalland

Len Lye

Published by the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery on the occasion of the exhibition Len Lye: Experimental Moves (2016). The publication re-presented 10 years worth of newspaper clippings from national and international news sources about Len Lye’s work.

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 and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Air New Zealand - Speaker TBC

Air New Zealand

Taking a deeper more strategic view of design and its role in shaping the airline has quickly shown its worth, and set a world class platform for the future.

Designworks - Anzac Tasker

Air New Zealand Te Tohu

The Tohu was created through a unique series of partnerships. One that brought together The Māori Language Commission, The New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute and Designworks. This Tohu is not solely a badge that identifies Te Reo speakers, but a symbol to acknowledge the importance of Te Reo Māori to us all.

Digital Arts Network - Sachi Taulelei & Dan Cornwall

ANZ - Banker Work Bench

Digital Arts Network have created a new platform for ANZ that is now simplified and coherent. Across 10,000 appointments booked monthly, the new platform has reduced appointment booking time from 8 mins to 2 mins on average, this allows ANZ to get back to focusing on delivering great customer service. 

Law Creative Group - Brendon Law

Waikaremoana Tribal Office

A signage system comprising interpretive panels and wayfinding to guide visitors and locals alike throughout the physical experience of Te Urewera tracks and infrastructure, was designed in collaberation between Tūhoe Te Uru Taumatua/Te Urewera Board and Law Creative Group.

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 and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Dean Poole, FDINZ, John Britten Black Pin, President AGI - Alt Group
Mark Elmore, PDINZ, John Britten Black Pin - Fisher & Paykel Appliances

Seven years.

Fisher & Paykel is New Zealand’s largest and most established design led company.

It is one of a handful of New Zealand companies developing consumer durables for the global market — at scale.

The company has transformed its business over the past seven years from a mass-market white goods manufacturer to a premium global kitchen company.

It has connected an 80 year pioneering heritage with a design and technology led future - focused on being the world’s most customer centered appliance company.

The brand was developed to reflect its positioning and align to a broader visual brand language encompassing every facet of the organization; from product and interface to services, experiences and communications across a spectrum of internal and external touchpoints in all global markets.

The Fisher & Paykel brand is testament to the fact that a brand is not just a logo. It proves that design can be a powerful driver of change, internally as well as externally. Ultimately it is a signal not only of who an organization is but of what it may become.

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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

Inhouse - Arch MacDonnell, FDINZ

Steinlager Tokyo Dry

The Steinlager Tokyo Dry brand, designed by Inhouse, strikes a perfect balance between two worlds. Tasked with reimagining the iconic Steinlager beer brand, extensive research into the Japanese culture and design was carried out and in result, Inhouse created a brand that communicated Japanese elegance and sophistication.

Massey University College of Creative Arts & Gallagher Animal Management Systems- Professor Tony Parker

Gallagher TW Series Weigh Scale

The striking design of the TW series carries innovations at every level of engagement for professional farm workers. These products satisfy the need for precision data management and enable international regulatory traceability of animals from farm gate to food plate.

Studio Pacific Architecture - Evzen Novak

He Tohu Exhibition

He Tohu is a marae for all New Zealanders and all generations. The exhibition space surrounding the room is conceived as occupying the realm of light – an interpretive space where knowledge comes to light. A successfully balanced space, that allows people to engage intimately with the taonga in He Tohu.

DNA - Charlene Turei

Immigration New Zealand

The Immigration New Zealand website designed by DNA provides clear and relevant information in the most direct way possible. What was once a complicated and time consuming process, is now faster and clearer giving visa seekers access to the right information.  

Assembly - Jonny Kofoed

Inside out

Inside-Out, a striking short film that animates the words and imagery of a spoken word poem. Created by Assembly for Fonterra’s Anchor brand, Inside-Out is combined with film footage, 3D and stills with simple black and white photography across one horizontal camera move. Inside-Out is an exceptionally creative piece of visual communication.

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

Inhouse - Arch MacDonnell, FDINZ

Steinlager Tokyo Dry

The Steinlager Tokyo Dry brand, designed by Inhouse, strikes a perfect balance between two worlds. Tasked with reimagining the iconic Steinlager beer brand, extensive research into the Japanese culture and design was carried out and in result, Inhouse created a brand that communicated Japanese elegance and sophistication.

Studio Pacific Architecture - Evzen Novak

He Tohu Exhibition

He Tohu is a marae for all New Zealanders and all generations. The exhibition space surrounding the room is conceived as occupying the realm of light – an interpretive space where knowledge comes to light. A successfully balanced space, that allows people to engage intimately with the taonga in He Tohu.

Assembly - Jonny Kofoed

Inside out

Inside-Out, a striking short film that animates the words and imagery of a spoken word poem. Created by Assembly for Fonterra’s Anchor brand, Inside-Out is combined with film footage, 3D and stills with simple black and white photography across one horizontal camera move. Inside-Out is an exceptionally creative piece of visual communication.

McCarthy - Stephen McCathy

Habit Sticks

McCarthy created Habit Sticks - a simple free device to help make your ‘habit stick’. The aim with the campaign was to provide tools and a simple way for Cantabrians to engage and think about their habits.

New Zealand designers taking on the world.
Good design transcends barriers and many New Zealand designers have made the brave and uncertain move of shifting overseas. What drives these inquisitive and ambitious creative talents?

Working internationally can be life-changing; a chance to develop a career, undertake a personal journey and develop a wider, global perspective.

No Borders is the stories of those New Zealand designers who've stepped out into the world and are making it work.

The Form Forum® is a series of events that presents topics of interest for spatial 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.

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.

Dulux DIAlogue on Tour

Dulux DIAlogue on Tour is a Study Scholarship, brought to you by Dulux, The Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) and the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

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.

No Borders

Good design can transcend geography’s barriers. And many inquisitive and ambitious New Zealand designers have made the brave and uncertain move of shifting overseas. At No Borders, they return home to share what they have learned.

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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