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HOME presents: Style Safari 2017

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Gain exclusive access to the designers and retailers at the cutting edge of New Zealand design with this year’s Style Safari, brought to you by HOME


HOME presents: Style Safari 2017

We’re delighted to announce that Style Safari, HOME’s signature event, is returning for 2017. On Friday 19th May, led by HOME editor Simon Farrell-Green, you’ll tour through Auckland’s best design showrooms to hear from five of the most experienced heads in the design business.

Get the lowdown on what exciting developments are happening this year, and catch up on the latest from the Milan Furniture Fair. Tickets for this day-long event also include a restaurant lunch, and a well-deserved glass of wine at the end of the day. Among the highlights include:

Mike Thorburn / ECC

The irrepressible Mike Thorburn of ECC has a unique and proven eye for design: he’ll regale you with tales from Milan and share his favourite picks from the fair.

Sam Haughton / IMO

The ‘KXN’ modular kitchen by IMO goes from strength to strength: owner-designer Sam Haughton will field questions on how it works, as well as explain the durability of steel.


Greg McLeod / Artisan Flooring

Artisan Flooring’s sales director Greg McLeod will brief you on their artisan rugs and what’s happening in the world of flooring design.


Michelle Backhouse / Backhouse Interiors

Along with their latest finds from Milan, Michelle Backhouse of Backhouse Interiors will reveal the ‘JWB’ chair, a new design inspired by the company’s founder and mid-century heritage.


Valeria Carbonaro-Laws / Studio Italia

Studio Italia’s beautiful Eden Terrace showroom is home to many an iconic brand: while there you’ll hear from Valeria Carbonaro-Laws about the latest releases from Milan.

Get your tickets to Style Safari

The day starts at 9am, finishes around 5pm and tickets include transport for the day and a restaurant lunch. Tickets are limited to 50, so be sure to buy your tickets early to avoid missing out.

The Christchurch leg of Style Safari will betaking place in September and you’ll gain access to cutting edge designers and retailers from: BoConcept, ECC, IMO and Matisse.

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