Designday 2017: FAQs

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Designday 2017: FAQs


We've put together all you need to know about Designday.

Registrations are free for accredited design professionals to Designday Pro (Friday 24 March) and Urbis Designday (Saturday 25 March). Designday passes are valid for both days for design professionals.

For non-professionals, you can buy your ticket to Urbis Designday here.

Q. What is Designday Pro?

Designday Pro is a highly-targeted event earmarked solely for accredited architecture and design professionals.

Q. What is Urbis Designday?

Urbis Designday is New Zealand’s premier public design event and one of the most anticipated dates on the design calendar. It’s a celebration of design and original thinking, anchored by the credibility of Urbis magazine and is open to both the public and design professionals.

Q. When will the two events take place?

Designday Pro: Friday, 24 March from 10am – 9pm
Urbis Designday: Saturday, 25 March from 10am – 5pm

Q. Where will the two events take place?

Across different design locations, dotted around the Auckland suburbs of Parnell, Eden Terrace and Newmarket on both days.

Q. What can I expect to see?

Designday Pro: Expect a day of education, information and inspiration, and an exciting way to network with clients and peers. This year, we feature an exciting live stream of a stellar line-up of international architects who are speaking at the one-day ArchitectureAP Symposium in Brisbane. The talks will be streamed live at three different Designday Pro venues; locations to be announced.

Urbis Designday: A range of furniture and design showrooms will be transformed, thanks to the ideas of creatives from a broad range of disciplines including architecture, multimedia, interiors, fashion and art. At each stop there will be a different design installation created by a design collaboration between a showroom and its creative partner. Many showrooms will also be releasing new products and will have special offers on the day.

Q. How do I get around all the different showrooms? 

Free transport will be provided to all registered accredited professionals – from 4pm – 9pm on Friday 24 March; and from 10am – 5pm on Saturday 25 March.

The transport will run in a continuous circuit so you can start anywhere and at any time, and continue to the next stop from there. Look out for the Resene-branded mini vans. These will stop next to the Designday flags outside each design stop.

Q. When will I receive my Designday pass?

If you are an accredited design professional and have registered before 5pm on 17 March, your pass (an event booklet and wristband) will be posted to you on prior to the event. If you have not received your pass by 18th March, email or call 09 847 9336.

If you are an accredited design professional and have registered after 5pm on 17 March, you will need to collect your pass (an event booklet and wristband) from Designday HQ, White Studio, 30 Burleigh Street, Eden Terrace, on Friday 24 March or on Saturday, March 25 from 10am onwards. Your name will be on the door list; you will not miss out.

Q. What is the wristband for?

 You will need to have this on your wrist at all times for free access to the transport, hospitality and the various design installations. By registering your wristband at (from 15th March onwards), you can go in the draw to win a Giotto Evoluzione V2 coffee machine and a year’s supply of L’affare coffee, and also vote in the People’s Choice Award.

Q. Is there a Designday bag for me to collect? 

Yes, these will be available at all the showrooms on the day. If the showroom you start at has run out of bags, the next showroom on the tour should have one.

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