Materials & Ethos
We use all types of NZ wood, and most of it comes with a story, usually from one of the colourful characters who supply us. We like the idea of taking these materials and making them part of our narrative, which in turn becomes part of yours. Our workshop is full of interesting samples, planks, blocks and stumps - nothing is wasted. Offcuts are saved and used for making prototypes when we come up with new concepts.
When we set on the idea for the carbon frypans, we made the happy discovery that these are made in New Zealand for the last 30 years. And they’re very, very good frying pans, we’ve been using them for a long time. It was the same with our metal-spun zinc lampshades - the zinc discs are spun for us by local manufacturers. It’s very satisfying to be able to tap into other value manufacturing and help to keep these historic skills alive.