MZ Design’s pieces translate the beauty and strength of
Aotearoa’s extraordinary native trees into elegant, practical pieces for the kitchen and home all made from 100% sustainably managed New Zealand timbers.
100% New Zealand Timbers
100% New Zealand Designed
100% New Zealand Made
We arrived in Hokitika in April 1971. As an exploration geologist, I fell in love with the ruggedness of the West Coast. We purchased 3 acres, 20 km East of Hokitika on the road to the Hokitika Gorge and built our home including windows, doors and cabinets.
In the process of building our house I became consumed by the desire to be involved in woodwork and design. The peacefulness of our environment inspires the simplicity in my work which I consider minimalist modern with a Pacific influence.
Over the first 40 years, as a self taught woodworker in a relative isolated environment, my work has ranged from furniture to kitchen utensils with a continuous progression of original designs.
All our products are 100% locally made and designed, with 100% sustainably managed NZ timbers.
I have been fortunate to have a small group of talented woodworkers to assist in producing our
High quality products. These are Jane Chapman, Jan Zuckerman and Jane Churchwell.
The following pages showcase my small products which can be ordered directly from me as well as our New Gift Boxes.
All measurements are approximate as each item is individually made. We use traditional woodworking machinery without computer aides.
Wholesale enquires are invited.
1301 Kaniere-Kowhitirangi Rd, RD#1, Hokitika 7881
Phone 64 3 7557800
email me at mzdesign at xtra.co.nz
View of Southern Alps behind our house