One much-loved object from your home. One coveted object you WANT in your home.

That’s the brief for Design Lives HERE, Objectspace's new annual design event with Here Magazine, presented by Cemac Commercial Interiors. 

We're bringing together four design-lovers to speak with heart about a treasured object they own, and something they're coveting. 

Here Magazine’s Simon Farrell-Green will host this dynamic evening centred around design, collecting, and discovery.

Your speakers are:
Tyrone Ohia – Creative Director and Founder of design studio Extended Whānau
Lisa Webb – architect and winner of 2021’s Sir Ian Athfield Award for Housing
Al Brown – Chef, restauranteur and entrepreneur
Elisabeth Findlay – Co-founder of Zambesi and Aotearoa fashion royalty

This is one Objectspace premiere you won’t want to miss. Tickets are limited and will sell out fast. Get yours here

$30 per head, which includes cocktails concocted by Scapegrace and Allpress Espresso, wine from Black Estate and Pyramid Valley, beers from Liberty BrewingAlmighty sparkling water, AND good eats. 

Meet your speakers:

Tyrone Ohia (Ngāti Pukenga, Ngāi te Rangi) is the Creative Director and Founder of design studio Extended Whānau in Tāmaki Makaurau and member of Objectspace’s Board of Trustees. Extended Whānau produce award winning design that centres mātauranga and toi Māori. Notable projects include the visual identity of Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Whānau Mārama, a month-long Matariki celebration at Commercial Bay spearheaded by Jade Townsend, Ōtairongo by Maree Sheehan, and most recently, creating a new national design identity for Matariki. Before establishing Extended Whānau, Tyrone worked for a number of leading design firms in Aotearoa.

Lisa Webb is an award-winning Auckland-based architect working from her own practice Studio LWA. In 2021 she won the Te Kāhui Whaihanga NZIA Sir Ian Athfield Award for Housing – the top honour for residential architecture in New Zealand. Lisa focuses on the question of how to live well, using small spaces cleverly and creatively, with the jury describing her award-winning home as “an inspirational window into what the future of Auckland could look like.”

Al Brown is recognised around the world as a leading Chef and Restauranteur, as well as an entrepreneur in the true sense of the word. A natural story teller who thrives on the sentiment of ‘people and place’, and a person of genuine authenticity, creativity, and generosity. Al is a household name throughout the country, with his unique products and beautifully crafted cookbooks filling the kitchens and stomachs of countless New Zealanders. 

Elisabeth Findlay ONZM is an icon of New Zealand fashion design. Liz and husband Neville Findlay, founded Zambesi in 1979 and it has become one of New Zealand’s most recognised brands. A brand that maintains a consistent and unique signature and is proudly made in Aotearoa, building a reputation of strength, beauty and independence. The clothes reflect both realism and imagination; Elisabeth creates pieces that endure trends and emanate good design.