Last night I popped down to the glossy BoConcept showroom in BLOC to check out a really cool new collaborative project they have just launched. The Danish based brand has recently worked with internationally renowned designer Oki Sato of the Japanese brand Nendo and in a nod to this, decided to invite three local kiwi designers to inject some of their personality into the Mt Eden showroom.
From today until the 12th of July you can view spaces created by Meadowlark Jewellery, Evie Kemp and Juliette Hogan where they have used BoConcept product and mixed it with their own. I LOVED each of them for their huge differences and the ability of these designers to translate their style into a three dimensional space.
We decided to take elements of our office and home to BoConcept but in the shape of a bedroom. As is the Meadowlark way, we have chosen darkness for everything to create density while using lots of textures to make it interesting. It’s quite an extreme version of our style. We have hand made the ceramics for decoration as well as the duvet cover which features patches by Andrew McLeod who we have just launched a collaboration with. This room is a mash up of what we would consider our dream home.
JULIETTE HOGAN (Work Space):
I wanted the space to reflect my work space and brand design sense. Everything is all clean and straight lines. A touch of masculine hardness which is then softened by the organic and fluid nature of the chosen fabrics. It’s important to me to have a space that is calm in a sense that’s helps with the creative process of design. A space that’s not too loud and brash. I love photography and have placed a couple of our summer 14 campaign images on the wall – they again reflect the nature of the brand and what we stand for – clean, subtle colouring etc.
EVIE KEMP (Living Space):
The inspiration for my space is that of juxtapositions – in theme, shape and texture (light and dark, hard & soft, life & death). It’s through these juxtapositions that a space takes on a life of it’s own and is a visual and sensory delight to be in. This space represents my personality and all facets of my life, a haven to relax in surrounded by all the things that I love.Images courtesy of BoConcept
Photography by Duncan Innes
By pure coincidence I have interviewed all three of these great designers/brands so if you wanted to learn more about their life and own work spaces you can check them out here: