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You’re invited to join HOME at our inspiring design event in Auckland

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Join HOME for an exclusive day of inspiration at Design Forecast

Inspired by the Milan Furniture Fair, Design Forecast is a private tour of Auckland’s design community, led by HOME editor Simon Farrell-Green. Please join us for a day of workshops covering the trends that will shape the year ahead – along with an exclusive tour of the perfectly curated Britomart apartment you see above.

The detail

With many of our guest experts just returned from Milan – where every major brand in the world releases their new work – the timing is perfect to catch up on the look for 2018 and beyond.

At Design Forecast, you’ll be escorted by HOME’s editorial and events team, starting with a champagne morning tea. Along with four showrooms, we’ll visit the apartment of Kristina Pickford in Britomart’s historic Dilworth building. And we’ll stop for a bespoke lunch, accompanied by local wines, at Cibo.

Friday 18 May 2018
Tickets cost $90 and include all your costs for the day, including lunch at Cibo and transport.

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The schedule 

Champagne morning tea at Matisse


Lunch at Cibo

Kristina Pickfordapartment


Wine and cheese at Studio Italia

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Our guest experts 

Matisse – Jeanne Bertenshaw
After 30 years in business, there’s little Jeanne Bertenshaw can’t tell you about design. She and her team will download on the latest from Vitra, B&B Italia and Herman Miller.

Backhouse – Michelle Backhouse
Three generations of Backhouse have made furniture their business: along with their own JWB range, we’ll hear about the likes of Kartell, Stellar Works and Normann Copenhagen.

ECC – Mike Thorburn
The irrepressible Mike Thorburn has a unique eye for design. And with brands including Moooi, Tom Dixon and USM on board, Thorburn’s in the know for the year ahead.

Studio Italia – Valeria Carbonaro-Laws
Raised in Milan, Carbonaro-Laws lives and breathes Italian design. We’ll hear about the latest from Poliform, Knoll and Kettal – and, if we’re lucky, a bit of gossip too.

Kristina Pickford Design – Kristina Pickford
Pickford’s meticulous renovation of her Britomart apartment featured in our February/March issue. She gives us the tour, including some terrific pieces by USM, Flexform and Knoll bought specifically for the space.

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