Designworx – New Zealand – Interiors Inspired By Life
Travelling a path that has woven its way around the globe; Amanda Neill, the owner and creative director of successful award-winning interior design company Designworx in New Zealand, has created a unique boutique design practise. Designworx has always held strong values at the forefront of their design work and taken the clients through a journey that creates connection to the built and natural environment, connection to the emotion the design encapsulates, and ensures connection can be achieved between the people that live, work, and play within the spaces.
For many years, the Designworx studio, with its team of dynamic women, operated from the Devonport Studio in Auckland New Zealand. But just prior to the Covid pandemic, the studio relocated to Tauranga, a beautiful part of New Zealand surrounded by ocean and the native environment. Over the lockdowns that much of the world experienced, Designworx has continued to operate remotely, and now collaborates with 2 other well-known New Zealand Designers on larger high end luxury projects to provide outstanding design solutions.
Her Isle of Man clients said…“We were so impressed with her can-do attitude that we have engaged her for the complete redecoration and furnishing of our home in Europe as well. Tackling a complex and forward-thinking architectural redesign, she has worked seamlessly with the build team and further enhanced an ambitious project with a strong decorative element that juggles the need for comfortable working family home, that reflects our personalities, without sacrificing style or falling into cliche.
Designworx creates something quite unique in a down to earth New Zealand style that the clients love. A 40 ft container of customised NZ built furniture and product was sent up to the UK providing them with one of a kind design solutions. This year, the project won a 5-star award with International Property Awards for best Interior Residential in Isle of Man-UK and is proud to have also won the Luxury Life award 2021.
Looking forward to 2022, Designworx continues to work both with New Zealand and overseas clients. Each client and their project is unique, and they take the time to get to know them and find out how they want to feel in the space. This has included some of the quirky range of products designed for clients by Designworx such as firepits, liquid metal lighting, and printed furniture, bringing in design that dares to be different under the Evoque Designs brand.
Somewhere along the line Amanda says she made a conscious decision to live life to the full and with passion on everything she does. The Evoque brand echoes that belief – it is all about evoking a response, having an emotional response to something beautiful. Taking something outside the square and making a difference. Amanda describes the pieces as “quirky, statement pieces that you will love or hate”…as long as there is no mediocrity”.
Many may think that New Zealand is very long way away but Zoom is a wonderful connection these days, and the power of visuals and good communication means the designs can be translated and understood very easily. Kiwi design is thought highly of, they seem to have a knack of a “can do attitude” with an ability to think outside the square and dare to be different.