Inspiration on tour via the Designers Institute

Giant rocks, yellow ducks, social kitchens ... Wanna hear all about the cutting edge of design from some of the sharpest minds in the biz? The Best of the Best Awards are taking to the masses on the Designers Speak Tour, starting in Auckland next month. 

March 7 marks Alt Group + Fisher & Paykel talking about the social kitchen; Strategy Design and Advertising's Guy Pask on Share an Idea and Special Group's Heath Lowe on Channel Four.

March 14 sees Studio Pacific Architecture, Isthmus, Warren and Mahoney, Running with Scissors and Assembly Architects.

And on March 21 Avanti gets its turn, along with Goodnature, Gallagher and Fisher & Paykel.

All three events are from 6pm at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Next on the road comes Wellington, April 12, featuring Alt Group + Fisher & Paykel again, Resn, Studio Pacific Architecture and Avanti. Again from 6pm, at City Gallery Civic Square, 101 Wakefield Street.

In the South Island? Stay tuned – Christchurch is slated for June 6 and Dunedin June 7 – keep your eyes peeled for details from the Designers Institute.

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