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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

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

Friday 27th July 2018
Saturday 28 July 2018
Sunday 29 July 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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

  • Online tickets $20, or $25 at the door
  • Attend anytime between the 27 –  29 of July 2018
  • Paul Izzard, Celia Visser, Ken Crosson, Mal Corboy, Kate Alexander and Donna Jones seminars free to attend

Karen Walker keynote presentation tickets

Saturday 28th July 2018
Sunday 29th July 2018
10:00 am – 5:00 pm (presentation from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm)

  • Karen will share her success story and forecast of upcoming trends in both fashion and interior design
  • Tickets are $99 and includes a glass of bubbles on arrival, a goodie bag and general admittance to the show.
  • Tickets are extremely limited, reserve your ticket today to avoid disappointment
  • Entry to Karen Walker seminar is only valid for the day of purchase (either Saturday or Sunday)

Meet Your
Guest Speakers

Karen Walker

Karen Walker’s eccentrically elegant style has established a stellar international following for her ready-to-wear, eyewear, jewellery, bags and fragrance. Seminar tickets $99.

Design Seminars

Paul Izzard – Izzard Design
Celia Visser – Celia Visser Design
Ken Crosson – Crosson Architecture
Donna Jones – Design Option
Mal Corboy – Mal Corboy Design Ltd
Kate Alexander – Places & Graces
Nat Cheshire – Cheshire Architects (by invite-only)
Scott Inverarity – Ignite Architects (by invite-only)

Purchase Tickets To The Design Show
Ticket Entry Prices

  • Free entry for registered industry professionals.
  • $20 tickets are available online for general public entry from  27 – 29 July 2018
  • $99 General admittance and to attend keynote presentation by Karen Walker + receive a goodie bag

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.







Photo credit Adam Bryce


Nat Cheshire – Cheshire Architects
Friday 27th July 7:30am – 9:00am

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.



Scott Inverarity – Ignite
Friday 27th July 12:00pm – 1:30pm

With over 20 years’ industry experience, Scott believes that a collaborative and inclusive environment is integral to the success of a built project. As an Associate Director and Design Group Leader for Ignite’s commercial sector, Scott leads the architectural design and delivery of highly complex and technical buildings with a people-first approach.

Join Scott as he presents his learnings on how to harness a strong culture and build comradeship in the architectural journey to delivering a visionary project.


Design Seminars 28 – 29 July 2018

Become inspired with insight from one of our fellow design professionals



Paul Izzard – Izzard Design.
Saturday 28th July 1:00pm – 1:45pm

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.



Donna Jones – Design Option
Saturday 28th July 2:00pm – 2:45pm

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.



Kate Alexander – Places & Graces
Saturday 28th July 3:00pm – 3:45pm

Being exposed to the fundamentals of art and design at a young age led Kate directly into a career in the creative industries. She spent her first decade running a brand strategy and design business, Studio Alexander and now runs her own interior styling business Places & Graces. Her experience with colour & composition combined with a serious passion for mixing old & new, provides a unique approach to interior design.

Kate believes every space has hidden talent. Her passion is to encourage New Zealand homeowners to value the heritage of their homes and utilise the tips & tricks of styling so they can have some of their dream home in their reality, every day. Design lays the foundation, styling sets the mood. Join Kate as she explores the balance of design VS styling and how if you get both right, that’s when you strike gold.


Ken Crosson – Crosson Architects
Sunday 29th July 1:00pm – 1:45pm

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.



Celia Visser – Celia Visser Design
Sunday 29th July 2:00pm – 2:45pm

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.



Mal Corboy – Mal Corboy Design Ltd
Sunday 29th July 3:00pm – 3:45pm

Best known as New Zealand’s most awarded kitchen designer, Mal Corboy has been designing kitchens since 1988.

Since then, Corboy has garnered an international reputation for his eye-catching interiors and custom furniture design. Along with creating award-winning kitchens, Corboy’s specialist set of skills extends to designing bathrooms, custom furniture and full interiors for both residential and commercial properties, one of his current projects is the Penthouse apartments within the
St James Suites. His work can be found across the globe, from a recent whole home fit-out in Trinidad to bespoke kitchens and bathrooms in New Zealand, Australia and the United States.

Winner of over 45 design awards worldwide including:
The only Australasian winner of the SBID Kitchen of the year award, judges from over 600 entries worldwide.
Twice Australian Kitchen designer of the year
New Zealand Kitchen designer of the year