Thank you to all our sponsors.


In 2018 the awards continue with the support of ECC, a nationally-recognised lighting and furniture design company. ECC brings exceptional designs from all over the world into our homes and commercial environments, and they have stores in our main centres: Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

ECC are supporting us with the following Awards and are the Awards Naming Sponsor.

  • ECC Supreme Award $2,000

  • ECC People's Choice Award $1,000

  • ECC Ltd Lighting Award $1,000

  • ECC Ltd Furniture and Product Design Award $1,000.


Urbis is New Zealand’s pre-eminent interiors magazine which features stylish interiors and objects, fascinating places and interesting people. A big thank you to the team at Urbis who return to us in 2018 as our media partner. The winner will also have their work displayed as part of Urbis Design Day.


The friendly brewers at Tuatara have been part of the Awards for several years, and we are pleased to announce this year they will be picking up the Ceramics Category. 

  • Tuatara Ceramics Design Award $1,000.


Well renowned Wellington company, The Village Goldsmith, have won international Awards for their stunning jewellery and of course will champion the Jewellery Category. They offer conscientious design, innovation and dedication to quality and service. It is a privilege to have their continued support for the Awards again this year.

  • The Village Goldsmith Jewellery Design Award $1,000.


Creativity has always been central to L’affare’s ethos, especially in helping to develop young talent. When we came across the ECC NZ Student Craft Design Awards, we knew it’d be a flawless fit, supporting those who are striving to do good for the country through their innovative ideas. We’re always on the lookout for more ethical and sustainable ways to operate our business. We take our corporate social responsibility very seriously – striving to apply as many methods of sustainability to every facet of our operation as possible. Sustainable practice relies on innovative thinkers, so it made a lot of sense to back this award.

  • L'affare Innovation in Sustainability Award $1,000


With more than 60 years experience, this family business moves furniture and household contents locally, nationally and internationally. While moving households remains the core of their business, Efficient has developed a reputation of excellence with leading furniture manufacturers of New Zealand for delivery of products promptly, in top condition. Efficient Moving and Storage transport our winning entries for the exhibition.