New Zealand


With this centre, there was a story to tell and together we found a way to communicate that story. I took inspiration from the traditional Cook Island houses with their straw roof shape to try and create a silhouette of the furniture pieces that was familiar. On the the locker doors we used the center’s logo and the art work from the center that tells the story of how the Cook Island people once came to New Zealand. We also engraved the play house. We used the lockers and storage units as dividers for the big open room that hosts all age groups, to separate the Infants from the Toddlers and Preschoolers. In the middle of the dividing wall we had tunnel seat units with a clear perspex window so that the separated age groups could still see and connect with each other.

Rouruina and her team have been so lovely to work with and truly inspirational. We have had great communication from the first day and she always had a clear idea of what she wanted to achieve and that story to tell, and that has made our work so much easier. The highlight was to come back to the centre and see it all finished. The centre is beautiful, warm, inviting and fun, both inside and outside. This will be a great place for the community. We wish you all the best for the future! – Elinor, Starex Designer

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Bright Future Park Ridge

Taking Wendy on our Starex journey was a pleasure. We started from scratch and created a full centre proposal along with some bespoke items that we felt would fit within Wendy’s centre.

Wendy was a dream to work with. She knew exactly what she wanted after gathering a very clear brief from her and it was great guiding her through our Starex journey. I LOVED seeing Wendy’s photo with Ridge the kiwi and hearing that everything went super smooth with the delivery and arrival of the furniture. We put so much into the packing process to ensure everything arrives in perfect condition, so there is always excitement from our end when the containers are opened by the customer in Australia.

It’s so exciting to be a part of creating amazing spaces for children and this project was a pleasure to work on, creating a fantastic early childhood environment for Australian children. We cannot wait to work with Wendy again! – Melissa Cooke, Director

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