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Inside three Home of the Year-winning studios

Article by Home Magazine

Take a look inside the studios where Home of the Year winning houses are first dreamed up. Cheshire Architects, whose twin cabins on the Kaipara Harbour won Home of the Year in 2014 and the People’s Choice award this year; Fearon Hay, whose holiday home won Home of the Year in 2000, and Stevens Lawson, a studio with four Home of the Year wins to its name.

Cheshire Architects studio

At the central Auckland studio of Cheshire Architects, designers of the Home of the Year 2014: ‘EM’ table and ‘Potence’ light by Jean Prouvé for Vitra from Cite; ‘LC 4’ chaise by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand for Cassina from Matisse; ‘Catifa 53’ chair by Lievore Altherr Molina for Arper from UFL. Photograph by Maya Handley.

Fearon Hay studio

At the central Auckland studio of Fearon Hay, the architecture practice run by Jeff Fearon and Tim Hay, designers of the Home of the Year 2000. In this photo, the ‘Kase’ shelving is by IMO from IMO. Photograph by Maya Handley.

Fearon Hay studio

Also at the Fearon Hay studio: Table by Eric Knoben from Eric Knoben; ‘DSR’ chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller from Matisse; ‘Lovenet’ chair by Ross Lovegrove for Moooi from ECC. Photograph by Maya Handley.

Stevens Lawson Architects studio

In the Parnell, Auckland studio of four-time Home of the Year winners Stevens Lawson Architects. From left: ‘Untitled Rule’ by Paul Cullen; photo by Marie Shannon from Hamish McKay Gallery; porcelain vase by Liz Stops; ‘Lord Yo’ chair by Philippe Starck for Driade from Indice; ‘Panton’ chair by Verner Panton for Vitra. Photograph by Maya Handley.

Production by Amelia Holmes

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