Artistry - Let The Magic Unfold
There is something innate in how a craftsperson handles their material that brings out the very best in its form. Real talent sings. And when that music and exemplary design meet, the result can be something truly special. At LyZadie Design, we seek out talent, skill, and experience and have enjoyed working and collaborating with the very best makers New Zealand has to offer.
It’s a mutually beneficial relationship we relish, one of learning, growth and change. The varied skill sets and ideas these collaborations generate add to the initial spark of each design. Whether through materials, techniques or output, in our collaboration and design process with these extraordinary craftspeople, extraordinary things are achieved.
We value craftsmanship as a luxury, having something that is made by hand and by true artisans is a rare and special experience.
Meet The Makers
There is no substitute for experience. And that experience drives the staff at Finewood Furniture to demand excellence from every part of their construction process. In the cutting and sewing division, this means Saville Row precision is demanded in even the most unforgiving of upholstery fabrics. Equally, the cabinet makers focus on ensuring the framework of each and every piece of furniture is crafted well beyond what industry would consider standard. For thirty years they have crafted bespoke pieces for some of the world’s most exacting clients, and now we are excited to work with their talented team to bring to life one of our new collections for 2019.
With two of the best glass artists, in New Zealand at the helm, Monmouth Glass Studio was a natural choice for us when we wanted to bring the fire and light of glass into a new collection. Isaac and Stephen are working on a number of projects for us and watching them at work is like seeing the heart of the earth open up and let out its magic. We are learning so much from the mesmerising process of watching these two experts work.
Our commitment to sustainability fits seamlessly with the ethos of the team at Multiverse Designs, our collaborators for this project. Founded on a strong code of sustainability and using locally made resources, their use of reclaimed and recycled timber in this collection ensures it has the lightest of footprints on our planet. Moreover, the attention to detail in each hand-crafted piece means these beautiful designs may look delicate but will last.
Their tagline of Artistry in Steel is no understatement. The team at Powersurge have a keen eye for beauty and a delicate hand with construction that belies the sharp strength of their material. Having worked with them on several architectural projects in the past, they were an obvious choice to add to the collaboration team for the ReLEATHERED collection that holds metal at it’s core. Working together is both exciting and inspiring, and it is a privilege to work with such talented craftspeople.
There are some people that just have a natural affinity with producing beautiful, timeless furniture. Sam is one of those people and everything he touches seems to bare this stamp of quality and care. The ReLEATHERED collection which came out in 2018, is born of a shared love of New Zealand timber and its warm, rich tones. We are so privileged to be able to collaborate with such a talented maker. We are looking forward to more collaborations with Sam.
Our 2018 Flow collection is a collaboration with Treology, a business that has held luxury furniture making in its heart for 150 years. Their commitment to nature is exemplary, rescuing timber to give it another chance at life. With our designs and their focus on sourcing sustainable materials and impeccable craftsmanship, every piece in this graceful collection is timeless.