Urbis Design Day 2013: Backhouse Interiors

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15 May 2016
Urbis Design Day 2013: Backhouse Interiors

On the 23rd of March 2013, we joined forces with fourth generation NZ interiors company, Backhouse, to create a journey of connections - matching furniture with food.

We turned the Backhouse showroom on Earle Street in Parnell into a forested wonderland, and each Urbis Design Day goer who walked in the door had to make a choice. Together with Michelle, Gary, Michelle and Oliver from Backhouse, we chose five unique pieces of furniture from family-owned companies all over the world, we asked each person to pick their favourite by collecting one of 1000 pebbles in Kartell moon bowls around the room.

That pebble was then exchanged for a sample from one of our favourite food and drink producers: The Bread and Butter Bakery, Kokako, J. Friend & Co honey, Vaniye Patisserie and Fukuko Bar in Britomart.

A massive thanks to the entire team who made this happen including our wonderful sponsors and food producers!

The track we used in this video is by Auckland-based band Latinaoteroa, find out more here:



Backhouse Interiors

Furniture suppliers for residential and commercial environments.

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Head Office

Backhouse Interiors

12 Kaiwharawhara Road

Wellington, 6035

Phone: 0800 527 8...

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Kartell Showroom

35 Teed Street

Newmarket, Auckland, Auckland

Phone: 09 522 7...

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Backhouse Interiors Auckland

19 Earle Street

Parnell, Auckland, Auckland, 1151

Phone: 09 309 0...