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NEW ZEALAND DIRECTIONS
NEED FOR SPEED
The Speed chair is a generous, retro, coastal-inspired lounge chair from Roger Kelly of
RedOrange Design. Roger set up RedOrange in 2006 to explore his fascination with
form and function. "Design is not just about styling," Roger says, "it is an intellectual
process and a response to changing needs. It challenges our perception of
how we live and work." Speed chair (pictured, with Roger) has the relaxed
feel of a summer holiday and its built-in bookshelf (in the back of the
chair) means your favourite reads will always be within reach. Made
from birch plywood with a choice
of oak or ash face, the chair comes
in a choice of soft, durable fabrics.
Can you smell burning? This tea towel by designer Sarah Maxey of Nice Work is a
tongue-in-cheek reminder that life in the home kitchen is not always 'glossy magazine
perfect'. Sarah, who is known for her award-winning book design, has teamed with
fellow Wellington-based creative types Heather Brown and Jonathan Goodwin to
produce their range of stationery, tea towels... "and who knows what else", as they put
it. Can you smell burning? (pictured below) is hand-printed in New Zealand on 100
percent cot ton. Visit endemicworld.com.
WELL ARMED WETA
Philippa Bentley grew up playing with insects down the back garden. "I love insects -- they
fascinate me. With their vast range of colours, shapes, beautiful patterns and quirky,
amazing lifecycles, they present so much scope for an artist," she says. On first appearance,
Philippa's insect prints look like scientific illustrations, but get closer and you see the twist.
In Philippa's world, the harmless New Zealand weta sports two space-aged weapons. The
Weta Print (on paper, pictured above) is a numbered, limited-edition run of 50. "I create
the original insect -- usually a mixture of collage and drawing. All of these prints are hand-
painted silkscreen prints on paper and unframed." Visit cleverbastards.co.nz.
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