Resene, committed supporters of the New Zealand architecture industry, hit a landmark this year, celebrating 70 years in business. It all began when company founder and Eastbourne builder Ted Nightingale created Stipplecote, a cement-based paint for covering concrete in his Wellington garage.
While ArchitectureNow ponders what 70 years of business might look like for us, we have delved into the Resene archives and picked out a few highlights from some of their earlier newsletters and adverts.
So, happy birthday Resene! As Jasmax’s Richard Harris commented recently at the Resene-sponsored Brick Bay Folly event, “Resene has architecture as part of their DNA”. It’s hard to think of a better compliment than that.