Antipodes Design Store has been created by fifth generation New
Zealander, Rod Hanna. Rod is a passionate advocate of local
design. "Furniture like that from Noho Design is a
demonstration of the emergence of sophisticated local design
blended with exceptional craftsmanship. A distinctive New
Zealand design style is evolving - it has a natural rawness,
influenced by our country and lifestyle, is uncomplicated yet at
the same time sophisticated" say Rod Hanna.
Having owned successful furniture business Designers' Collection
for eight years, designing and tailor-making furniture
exclusively for the clients of Interior Designers and Architects
around New Zealand, Rod has become frustrated by the prevalence of
imported furniture and accessories in a market which has acess to
high quality local product. It has become increasingly
difficult for local design talent to get their work exposed.
As a result, Antipodes Design Store is fervently promoting
outstanding local design.