Meet Tom Kundig
“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.
“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.
“Insulation is quite topical now because of the recent H1Energy Efficiency building code changes,” says Autex New Zealand Managing Director, Rob Woolner.
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.
“I don’t know what I’m doing at the precise moment when I’m designing. I just let the freedom come and, at some point, it aligns” says French-born Mexican Architect, Ludwig Godefroy.
“I help architects to better understand our gas fireplaces and the interactions between them and the building materials they’re selecting,” says Richard Miller, Architectural Advisory Lead for Escea.
“The purpose of my work is to make buildings easy to change,” says XFrame Co-Founder and PhD Candidate Gerard Finch.
“We create work that is accessible to a greater audience and brings delight to the everyday,” says Design, Bitches Co-Founder, Catherine Johnson.