Newmarket Concept Store Now Open
Simon James Concept Store in Newmarket is a light-filled shop located at 2 Kent St where you can discover and purchase homewares, fashion, design, apothecary and jewellery within a modern, intimate and pared back setting.
Join our Team
We are a young energetic team that is dedicated to advancing New Zealand design and are looking to take on someone new in a Sales Manager role to see this company through its next phase of growth.
WASH, DRY, MEND & IRON - A care manual by shirtmaker Sherie Muijs
Made to last, the utility and quality of a well made shirt is almost an indulgence, and certainly an investment. With the proper care and mending, your shirt can endure for years - validating the relation between cost and use. With this in mind shirtmaker Sherie Muijs has launched a considered step-by-step CARE manual, with instructions on how to WASH, DRY, MEND and IRON.
Tim Rundle Interview
Tim Rundle is the latest designer to join the Resident fold. In this interview he discusses his move to the UK, working with Tom Dixon and his newest release, the Bloom Pendant.
Massproductions - Interview with the Founders
"All of the most sophisticated products in our lives are mass produced, from a Bic Biro to a production line car. We want to achieve that level of sophistication in our furniture. High quality in high volumes."
Machines and Hands
Mattiazzi operates with their own machines and hands, and has developed a healthy obsession for woodworking. Since 1979, when brothers Nevio and Fabiano Mattiazzi founded the company, Mattiazzi has steadily cultivated its local manufacturing culture. Their highly specialized craftsmen operate the most sophisticated machinery available to the wood industry. Operating such machines is an art and Mattiazzi disproves the modern myth that mechanized manufacturing is not a craft.
Mahsa - the designer.
Mahsa Willis' design process is very emotive and instinctual, "I like to build moodboards and contemplate ideas that resonate with how women are feeling, living and dressing." In our interview we find out more about the woman behind her namesake fashion label - mahsa.
Established & Sons returns to Milan 2017.
2017 is the first year the brand showed at the fair itself. As the company enters a phase of renewal and regeneration, with a new team, new commercial approach and a change in leadership.
Weave In / Weave Out- A fabric by Simon James and Textilia At Work
Early in 2016 - in search of inspiration and fresh direction for the AT WORK brand, the Textilia team approached Simon James with the idea of a NZ fabric / NZ furniture collaboration. With a shared enthusiasm the project’s journey began. Our essential vision was to develop a quality NZ wool product that was entirely in keeping with the clean simple aesthetic that is Simon James.
Danskina Cocoon features at Maharam 2016 NeoCon
In the last decade, Maharam has worked exclusively with the British conceptual artist, Liam Gillick, and the American architect, Neil Logan, to transform its Chicago showroom into a flexible gallery space in which a minimum of product can be shown to its best advantage. Retaining these principles, Maharam invited Ransmeier to propose a novel experience based on his “thoughtful yet minimal approach to product design,” says Mary Murphy, Maharam’s Senior Vice President of Design.
The Crown Jewels. An interview with Jessica McCormack
Take a step back in time and journey through the home of Jessica McCormack's stunning jewellery collection at 7 Carlos Place, London.
Paris Georgia Basics – How To Wear
Stylist Paris Mitchell recently showed Vogue.com ‘How To Wear’ her Paris Georgia Basics range of luxe essentials this season. It’s all about layering these slips and jackets for a timeless, trans-seasonal look for your wardrobe
A portrait of the Danskina production
Danskina's made-to-order rugs bring a new, warm design language to commercial and residential spaces alike. Produced by skilled makers in the Netherlands, Scotland, Germany, Nepal and India, all our rugs are characterised by their distinctive textures, unique use of colours, and innovative structure.
Massproductions - The Design Bar
Massproductions understated and elegant furniture collections cleverly and knowingly flirt with time and form, making them a perfect fit for this year’s design bar.
The Story of a Chair
Events, errors, dialogues, models and tests. Sam Hecht describes the birth of the Branca Chair, from his encounter with the Italian firm Mattiazzi. An interview by Francesca Picchi
No 51 is part of “Allén”, a sleek, dark, neomodernist building designed by Johannes Norlander, with a no nonsense industrial touch that anchors it in the history of it’s surroundings.