The Design Show explores the best interior and exterior design trends via inspiring curated spaces

27 JULY – 29 JULY 2018
ANZ Viaduct Events Centre
New Zealand

Great design satisfies both our needs and our desires.

Tim Brown, IDEO 

The Design Show celebrates the latest interior and exterior design trends from leading brands in the decor and design space.

Become immersed in the experience of top designer brands as they showcase the latest home design products, services and trends in renovations, furnishing, decor and exterior design.  Meet some of New Zealand’s top design experts for advice on how to turn your interior and exterior designs into reality.

Industry Day

Friday 27 July 2018
9:00am – 5:00pm


For registered industry professionals & general public

  • Free entry for industry professionals who pre-register online or $25 at the door
  • Proof of industry employment such as industry licence number or business cards may be requested on entry
  • Those who fail to provide proof will be subject to door entry fees on the day


Public Days

Saturday 28 July 2018
Sunday 29 July 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

Public entry for homeowners, DIYers, non-registered trades and designers

  • Online early bird Tickets $15 for a limited time only, or $25 at the door
  • Attend anytime between the 27 –  29 of July 2018
  • Paul Izzard, Celia Visser, Ken Crosson, Nat Cheshire and Donna Jones seminars free to attend

Meet Your
Guest Speakers

Fiona McLeod

Fiona McLeod is a New Zealand designer, aesthetician and personality who lit up our television screens as a guest judge on The Block NZ 2016.

Karen Walker

Karen Walker’s eccentrically elegant style has established a stellar international following for her ready-to-wear, eyewear, jewellery, bags and fragrance.

Design Seminars

Paul Izzard – Izzard Design
Celia Visser – Celia Visser Designs
Ken Crosson – Crosson Architecture
Donna Jones – Design Option
Nat Cheshire – Cheshire Architects

Purchase Tickets To The Design Show
Ticket Entry Prices

  • Free entry for registered industry professionals on Friday the 27th of July 2018. Online pre-registration essential and must provide trade numbers
  • $25 per door entry on the day for industry professionals who have not pre-registered
  • $15 early bird tickets available online for the general public for a limited time only
  • $20 tickets are available online for general public entry from  27 – 29 July 2018
  • $25 per door entry on the day for the general public who have not pre-registered

Industry Day 27 July 2018

Free access for registered industry professionals is available on Friday 27 July 2018. You MUST pre-register using your trade number to be awarded the points from The Design Show Trade Workshops.

Design Seminars 28 – 29 July 2018

Become inspired with insight from one of our fellow design professionals



Paul Izzard – Izzard Design

Paul created Izzard Design 15 years ago and has now become one of the best in the business producing award-winning architectural spaces and interiors. Paul’s work can be seen in the some of the regions most stylish, most frequented, and best-loved restaurants, cafes and retail spaces. Join Paul Izzard as he presents his breathtaking design projects and his inspirational journey of creating what Izzard Design has become today.



Celia Visser – Celia Visser Designs

Celia Visser is an expert in creating homes that are a sanctuary for the soul and a spark of magic, where you can escape life’s everyday demands. Celia understands that it’s crucial to understand the particular needs and desires of each design project, to deliver genuinely personalised services to an uncompromisingly high standard. Join Celia as she inspires your imagination and provides you with examples of excellent tailor-made designs to transform your dreams into reality.



Ken Crosson – Crosson Architects

Described as an ‘architectural humanist’, Ken’s starting point in architecture is an intuitive response to site, informed by cultural and contextual references relevant to client, site and community. This approach generates a rich and diverse palette of texture and materiality, while the clarity of form and structure reveals the strength of the underlying ideas. Join Ken as he presents his amazing architectural designs and the stories that walk behind them.



Donna Jones – Design Option

Donna Jones started as many fellow interior designers did, getting hands-on in renovation and design. It was this first-hand experience which grew into a passion for Donna, who now inspires her clients through Design Option. During Donna’s years of experience and subsequent study, she enjoys helping homeowners crystalise the vision they want for their home or spaces and delivers it to them without the overwhelm. Join Donna as she guides us through the ins and outs of how to breathe your vision into a reality.






Photo credit Adam Bryce


Nat Cheshire – Cheshire Architects

Cheshire Architects is a trans-disciplinary practice. It does special projects. It engages in a huge breadth of types and scales, operating across fields of luxury and austerity, newness and age, roughness and refinement.

Nat Cheshire is an eight gold pin winning designer, Idealog’s most creative New Zealand designer, twice Metro’s best New Zealand designer, the designer of HOME’s home of the year and twice its product designer of the year, and the creator of much of Britomart, the City Works Depot, and a dozen of the city’s most loved restaurants and bars.


Design Show Blog


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