LeeAnn Yare of Newmarket homewares store Collected and Tamzyn Adding of furniture company Miss Lolo are fundraising for the Mercy Hospice Auckland by each giving a piece of secondhand timber furniture a makeover. The items are to be auctioned on Trade Me, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the hospice.
Luxury legend Louis Vuitton has broken with tradition in commissioning local designer Ed Cruikshank to make furniture for its Queenstown store. We have a chat with him about designing for the retailer, as well as why New Zealand is the 'Scandinavia of the South'.
Hot on the heels of competitor Adairs, listed Australian retailer Nick Scali Furniture has announced it will open three to four stores in New Zealand during 2018.
Those with a passing interest in design will likely have heard of the Eames chair, but no other US furniture designer has achieved such prominence in New Zealand. Ponsonby store Mr Bigglesworthy’s new collection is about introducing Kiwis to premium US midcentury design.
From a young age Adriana Christie, co-owner of Pallet Kingdom, knew she wanted to get into social enterprise. Christie grew up surrounded by poverty and found her calling through helping people. Now, with Pallet Kingdom, Christie is turning pallets into furniture and supply is struggling to keep up with demand.