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    Maker: Chris Grattan
    Courtesy of the designer
  • Antipodes Water Bottles

    Maker: Len Cheeseman
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    Maker: Tim Main
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  • Plastic Shower Curtain

    Maker: Catherine David
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Home & Entertaining Design Awards

29 January 2005 - 19 February 2005

The inaugural NZ Home & Entertaining Design Awards 2005, in association with Subaru, highlights the depth of originality, ingenuity and flair in the burgeoning field of New Zealand design.

A natural extension of our prestigious Home of the Year Award, the Design Awards reinforce NZ Home & Entertaining’s support of leading-edge design in this country – all the products that were selected for judging are New Zealand-designed and made.

Overt ornamentation is conspicuously absent among the winners. Instead, designers have created products that are important to people’s lives, referring to the past as well as the future and improving on old favourite objects, rather then replacing them. Winners emphasized simplicity over decoration and permanence over obsolescence. A dishwasher, a modular storage system and an outdoor table are among the products enhanced by redesign, while kiwi “can do” thought processes cropped up time and again among the winners. This was particularly noteworthy in the overall winner, the child’s sleep system and changing table.

Our judging panel included NZ Home & Entertaining editor Claire McCall, well-known design consultant and lecturer Peter Hawthornethwaite and Azhar Mohamed, director of Massey University Design School, Albany.

The finalists in each category were nominated by our seven member selection panel, chosen for their wealth of experience in design and architecture.


Overall Winner (and Indoor Furniture Winner):

Jenny Weenink and Urban Lynch of Kraka Design, Wellignton.

K-Mo Cot and Kraka Newborn System


Bathroom Product Winner:

Catherine David, Catherine David Designs, Auckland.

Black Diamond-patterned plastic shower curtain


Lighting Winner:

Dennis Rowe, Aesthetics Lighting, Wellington.

Slot Blade


Kitchen Product Winner:

Fisher & Paykel design team

Fisher &  Paykel DishDrawer


Outdoor Furniture Winner:

Michael Draper, Michael Draper Design, Auckland.

Design 4040


Textiles Winner:

Sirley Wijma, Source Mondial, Auckland.

Merino Downs


Tableware Winner:

Stephanie Donald, Auckland.

Wallpaper, cup, vase, bowl