It’s UP! The #signage that Designtree worked on with Kate Alterio for Tee Property Services has been installed and is showing people the way in Wellingtons EMC building. We built 1 large directory board and 10 smaller signs made from NZ Beech timber and white #formica to compliment the #cocopendant from Coco Flip design studio and the artworks by NZ artist #judydarragh

It’s UP! The #signage that Designtree worked on with Kate Alterio for Tee Property Services has been installed and is showing people the way in Wellingtons EMC building. We built 1 large directory board and 10 smaller signs made from NZ Beech timber and white #formica to compliment the #cocopendant from Coco Flip design studio and the artworks by NZ artist #judydarragh

From today (12 March), Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch will become home to 100 giant eggs for #TheWhittaker’sBigEggHunt. Designtree donated time to this worthy cause, modifying and creating a unique egg to be hunted down along with the 99 other eggs that have been crafted, customised and decorated by scores of New Zealand designers, artists and celebrities. The eggs will be auctioned for charity at the end of the hunt to help raise funds for #Starship Children’s Hospital. (at Lyall Bay)

From today (12 March), Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch will become home to 100 giant eggs for #TheWhittaker’sBigEggHunt.

Designtree donated time to this worthy cause, modifying and creating a unique egg to be hunted down along with the 99 other eggs that have been crafted, customised and decorated by scores of New Zealand designers, artists and celebrities.

The eggs will be auctioned for charity at the end of the hunt to help raise funds for #Starship Children’s Hospital. (at Lyall Bay)

Designtree are very excited to be apart of the ‘Four on the Floor’ exhibition at Expressions Gallery in Upper Hutt this Month. Tim will be giving a talk about Designtree’s work in the show on Sunday the 15th March 1-2pm in the gallery The exhibition features the talented Asher Broardman, Campbell Maud, Kiya Nancarrow and ourselves with a collection of Designtree products.

Designtree are very excited to be apart of the ‘Four on the Floor’ exhibition at Expressions Gallery in Upper Hutt this Month.

Tim will be giving a talk about Designtree’s work in the show on Sunday the 15th March 1-2pm in the gallery

The exhibition features the talented Asher Broardman, Campbell Maud, Kiya Nancarrow and ourselves with a collection of Designtree products.

Today Rebecca had an exciting trip back to school to talk to Scots College Graphic Design students who are about to embark on a flat-pack lamp project. Rebecca was asked to show some real life design examples including her Nectar and the Nautilus designs. The students relished the opportunity to explore the lamps and talk with Rebecca about design in a real world context. #Backtoschool #designtree #Scotscollege #flatpack #design

Today Rebecca had an exciting trip back to school to talk to Scots College Graphic Design students who are about to embark on a flat-pack lamp project.

Rebecca was asked to show some real life design examples including her Nectar and the Nautilus designs.

The students relished the opportunity to explore the lamps and talk with Rebecca about design in a real world context.

#Backtoschool #designtree #Scotscollege #flatpack #design

Autumn has arrived and so has a dark surprise to brighten up the new season! We are proud to introduce the new ‘Black Acorn Pendant’, as part of Backhouse Interiors Dialog Range. The Black Acorn pendant is a finely crafted pendant lamp made of stained American White Ash. Utilising a combination of clever CNC cutting and hand turning, the Black Acorn melds high design with contemporary craftsmanship. Available eclusively through Backhouse Interiors #design #pendant #Designtree #autumn #black #americanash (at Backhouse Interiors, 12 kaiwharawhara Road)

Autumn has arrived and so has a dark surprise to brighten up the new season!

We are proud to introduce the new ‘Black Acorn Pendant’, as part of Backhouse Interiors Dialog Range. The Black Acorn pendant is a finely crafted pendant lamp made of stained American White Ash. Utilising a combination of clever CNC cutting and hand turning, the Black Acorn melds high design with contemporary craftsmanship.

Available eclusively through Backhouse Interiors

#design #pendant #Designtree #autumn #black #americanash (at Backhouse Interiors, 12 kaiwharawhara Road)

Happy Friday, The weekend is almost here and with it comes a number of creative events across the capital. Sunday afternoon (1pm) Tim will be speaking along side an array of fantastic New Zealand designers at The Dowse Art Museum as part of the Modern Revivals Exhibition. Modern Revivals features award winning furniture by New Zealand designers who draw inspiration from the sleek lines of modernist twentieth century design, while addressing twenty-first century values such as comfort, space, financial constraints and the environment. Designtree are excited be part of the exhibition and warmly invite you to come for a Sunday afternoon of creativity, comfort and curiosity. Image courtesy of the Dowse Art Museum. Photo by John Lake #thedowse #designtree #exhibition #sunday (at The Dowse Art Museum)

Happy Friday,
The weekend is almost here and with it comes a number of creative events across the capital.
Sunday afternoon (1pm) Tim will be speaking along side an array of fantastic New Zealand designers at The Dowse Art Museum as part of the Modern Revivals Exhibition.

Modern Revivals features award winning furniture by New Zealand designers who draw inspiration from the sleek lines of modernist twentieth century design, while addressing twenty-first century values such as comfort, space, financial constraints and the environment.

Designtree are excited be part of the exhibition and warmly invite you to come for a Sunday afternoon of creativity, comfort and curiosity.

Image courtesy of the Dowse Art Museum.
Photo by John Lake

#thedowse #designtree #exhibition #sunday (at The Dowse Art Museum)

This month Defign Magazine profiled four New Zealand designers leading the way in creating clever, unique and stylish form with function and Designtree are flattered to be one of the four along with Chris Johnson, Neal Smith and Krista + Timothy John from @paperplanestore Thanks so much Ady Shannon for the fantastic write up. #defign #nzdesign #designtree #magazine (at lyall bay)

This month Defign Magazine profiled four New Zealand designers leading the way in creating clever, unique and stylish form with function and Designtree are flattered to be one of the four along with Chris Johnson, Neal Smith and Krista + Timothy John from @paperplanestore

Thanks so much Ady Shannon for the fantastic write up. #defign #nzdesign #designtree #magazine

(at lyall bay)

Asia Talents 2014 Exhibition

Sawadee Ka.

Tim and I are starting a 4 day long immersion in the Thai design scene.  The Thai government have generously invited and sponsored 10 international furniture / lighting designers (including Designtree) to exhibit at the Asia Talents exhibition starting today 18th September and running until the 21st.  Curated by celebrated Bangkok designer Anon Pairot, the Asia Talents exhibition sits within the larger TIDE trade fair facilitating local and international design brands to showcase their work and participate in a series of design talks and events over the duration of the fair.  

We’re chuffed to be selected to exhibit alongside some extremely talanted designers and we’re looking forward to having some interesting conversations over the coming days.  

We’re also taking this opportunity to introduce a few new products to the Designtree range: The Chamfer Coffee Table, the Extra Large Half Nectar Lamp, and new spun metal Pil Lamps available in limited edition brass and a standard range of Powder-coated colours.   For more information on the fair visit here.