Event Archive — 2022

The Form Forum® - Manaaki - Space Studio & Material Creative 2022

The Form Forum®️ - Manaaki invites our design leaders and key suppliers to discuss their approach to hospitality and what it means to welcome international and domestic guests to this beautiful country of ours.

Over two sessions we will showcase some unique, creative outcomes that also invoke the idea of how we manaaki the world through the sustainable design and manufacturing, with rich cultural engagement encourages hosts and visitors to act as guardians of land, sea and nature for current and future generations.

The evening will be facilitated by Jonathan Goss, DINZ, Warren and Mahoney.

Material Creative

Naumi Wellington

Toni Brandso, PDINZ, & Liv Patience PDINZ, Material Creative, present on Naumi Wellington.

Space Studio

Cordis Hotel

The Cordis is a collaboration between architecture and interiors, mana whenua and industry, local and international hospitality, new and old and light and dark. 

Interior Design lead David Sweatman, PDINZ, Space Studio, explains the process of a journey that started 6 years ago for Space Studio and how the establishment of a narrative will continue to inform the operation and development into the future.

Cordis opened its new 17-storey Pinnacle Tower last December, becoming New Zealand’s largest hotel by room count (over 600) including 244 new rooms and suites, executive lounge, character bar, event space and refurbishment to existing restaurants, reception, spa and a new VIP lobby.   

Key for the owners was that the hotel reflected the values of the Cordis brand, which has its focus on an international luxury traveller, families, well being and regional and local context.  Another challenge for the interiors and architecture was creating a balance of how the new tower interior would relate to the existing classical orientation of the hotel interiors while also elevating the hotel experience to respond more closely with the local context. 


Our favourite colour is green

Hadleigh Armstrong presents for Resene

He talks about why Resene has embraced its green gene from first introducing waterborne paints to New Zealanders to being home to New Zealand’s largest eco range today.

Hero Image - Zylone Sheen Zero is super eco Environmental Choice approved, no added VOCs and Sensitive Choice approved plus low odour.


Creating sustainable value

Dean Chandler, GM New Zealand and Australia Sales, Bremworth, presents 'Creating sustainable value'

A brave call allowed us to hone our craft of making wool carpets and rugs for a brighter tomorrow.