“A truly beautiful space embodies the character and personality of both people who live in it but also those who help create it.” 


Designer Gunnar Friese

Award winning interior design

We have been awarded highly commended at 2020 Trends international design awards.

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'Dlab Interiors' specialises in high-end custom residential interior design, mostly kitchens (the main space in every home) bathrooms, laundries, wardrobes and other spaces like offices/ studies, fireplaces, wine cellars.... up to full house fit outs.

We offer a full interior design service starting from space planning and concept design development over detail design with budgeting and project management.

We guide you through the process from concept to completion.

Our designs start in modern design software visualizing dreams, but also highlighting problems right at the beginning. Get us involved early.

The design fee typically ranges from NZ$1500 to NZ$3500 for a mid to large kitchen depending on scope and complexity of your project. This includes space planning, concept design drawings, specification and 3D visuals to communicate the design. Kitchens we design typically cost from NZ$35 000, including design, manufacturing, project management and installation but excluding appliances.



At DLAB we are passionate about interior design and are committed to designing specifically for you.

We will:

  • Listen to you and understand what you are wanting to achieve and make it reality

  • Present you with options (layouts, materials, etc) to make an informed decision

  • Be available to answer questions that you or your builder or other tradespeople will have

  • Be fully committed to your project for all-round client happiness (we keep going until you are)


Gunnar Friese, Principal designer and founder of 'Dlab - interior design studio' has been growing up in Germany, a country where only perfection is good enough.

Since arriving in New Zealand in 2013, Gunnar has been involved in many successful projects working with leading designers, cabinetmakers and wonderful clients.


With a background in designing and layouting cruise ships and superyachts he has been learning from the best and developed a true eye for spatial planning and passion for interior design. A structured approach, technical knowledge and limitless creativity - make every project a success. Gunnar has been awarded with the 2020 TIDA New Designer Kitchen - highly commended.

Where the name 'Dlab' comes from: My interest for design really sparked during my studies.

I loved learning the principles of design, how to illustrate and develop new ideas into actual products. All this was happening in the design laboratory or short 'Dlab' of the university I graduated from in 2011. 




email: info@dlab.co.nz

Mobile:  022 350 4890

Orewa, Auckland - New Zealand