Joe Wright of Bearwood Workshop handcrafts his beautiful wooden homewares and sculpture – all made from sustainable and recycled New Zealand native timber – from a little tractor shed in Glendhu Bay overlooking Lake Wanaka. After years of working as a designer in many different disciplines, running his own consultancy and clocking up the air miles with large corporations as clients, he decided to shed it all and go back to his roots. His days are now spent following his passion: designing and making simple, beautiful, sustainable items that will stand the test of time.
We’re in love with this stunning mid-century style planter from Waikato maker Furnichur, new to Felt. Hand made from native New Zealand rimu and exotic sapelle mahogany for contrast, the Oma planter also features brass fixings and a clever spacer effect which makes the legs appear to float apart from the body.
Glen and Linda Turner are the creative minds behind Studio Three Two Four, a Christchurch-based small business specialising in striking wooden mosaic wall art and home decor pieces – all created from locally sourced materials. Glen has been making one off items for many years using the resources available to him. Whether it’s a piece of furniture, custom wood art or a home decor item, he has always enjoyed what he does and the sense of satisfaction that comes with it.
Rob Stanyon of Wooden Kiwi is the talented maker of an ever-growing range of surf-themed tide and chronological clocks, and handy accessories for the beach and bach. We think his creations are sure to delight your surfing mate or beach-loving family!
Matt Akehurst of Liberation Jewellery worked as a scientist in microbiology for twenty-seven years before leaving to follow his passion. Now navigating through the world of small business together with his wife Julie, they place an emphasis on community, handmade, and reducing the environmental impact of their products.
These colourful, stylish earrings from Liberation are made from fragments of broken skateboards – yes, skateboards! Taking advantage of the colourful plywood lamination characteristic of modern boards, they are eye-catching and very comfortable and light to wear.
Rob Stanyon of Wooden Kiwi describes himself as a hobby woodworker, but the growing range of wood products springing from his Waihopo workshop suggests he may need a new descriptor! Making surf-themed clocks and handy accessories for the beach and bach from kiln-dried pine, laminated plywood and sustainably sourced timbers…