“Now is the time to disrupt and reimagine everything.”
As they operate at the edge of contemporary design, the pair acknowledges a recent paradigm shift in what we expect from our physical spaces. “Everything is different,” Andy says.
“Our designers are not just architects; they’re also film designers, game designers, lore and storytelling designers,” says Architect Director of Wilder World and metaverse designer, Mariana Cabugueira.
Ian describes the LOHA team as being “productively restless with curious, wandering minds and a range of fascinations, which are both a reflection and extension of contemporary culture.
“I often work with elemental materials such as steel, concrete, wood and glass in their raw states,” says Tom Kundig, Principal / Owner / Founder of bi-coastal US design firm, Olson Kundig.
“99% of each board we make is waste product; our input materials have no natural home and can’t be recycled through traditional recycling measures,” says saveBOARD Co-Founder and CEO, Paul Charteris.
“So much of the environmental and decarbonisation space is filled with messages like ‘you should’, but willpower can only take you so far".
“Our team shares a common goal of becoming New Zealand’s waterproofing market leaders because of our superior products and our stand out service, not because of our size,” says Allco Waterproofing CEO, Dean Harper.
“No one looks at a cabinet and sees the screws or the hinges. They see the pantry that’s making life easier for their family and they feel that emotional benefit,” says GM of Sales and Marketing for Häfele, Simon Lount.
“There’s a huge demand for plasterboard in New Zealand right now,” says Elephant Plasterboard owner and Managing Director, Kevin van Hest.
“Our growth in the last 12 months has been phenomenal,” says Jade Patel, CEO of Project Floors New Zealand. During that time, Jade has been based at The Design Hub in Takapuna.
“Our work is in public art that connects with people and resonates with environments,” says Jeanine Centuori, co-founder of UrbanRock Design.
“Sometimes when you enter a space you can really feel something,” says French-born Mexican architect Paul Cremoux of Paul Cremoux Studio.