Coming up in Defign

Coming up in Defign add

It's an exciting week for us here at Defign - as the second edition of Defign magazine hits the shelves.

This week, we sat down with editor Adrienne Anderson, to hear all about why she feels this issue is even better than the last.

Adrienne looks back on putting together this year's issue and sums it up as quite an experience.

"It's been a real privilege once again to celebrate the talents of our ADNZ members through Defign. Our editorial process begins with an almost childlike anticipation as we view, debate and decide the stories and images that will fill our pages."

She says she's enjoyed immersing herself in a world of clever and inspired design that's ranged from Pippin Wright-Stow's innovative repurposed Silo Stay in Little River through to the bold and elegant Il Viaggio by Gary Todd.

"This issue is a snapshot of the diverse and eclectic nature of design in this country. ADNZ designers are solution-focused, often dealing with difficult landscapes and concepts. There’s a real 'kiwi ingenuity' about the way they can make anything fit."

When it came to selecting designs for the magazine, Adrienne says she noted the old adage of less is more is an emerging global trend in architectural design that's making its mark on Kiwi designers as well.

"We've really noticed this year that there's a real smaller and smarter approach. Homes are more compact for a number of reasons - some clients are gearing towards a smaller footprint with a higher quality build, while others are interested in reducing costs. One stunning example is David Maurice's award-winning Duncansby Rd design which is featured in this issue."

The magazine also looks at four lighting and furniture designers, each with their own distinctive and delightful approach to form and function.

"Defign is all about defining New Zealand architectural design, and we're pushing beyond that and looking at other elements in the home as well. We're really keen to feature some fantastic furniture and show some great use of lighting. I'm sure our readers will find this issue interesting, informative and inspiring."

You can purchase a copy of Defign magazine from Countdown, New World and Relay Bookstores, or by contacting the ADNZ head office via phone on (03) 358 0112 or email on