Designer Lorraine Allen’s style stems from growing up in Gisborne where farming, wine country, hills and surfing converge. In the early 1990s, she travelled to Mexico where she found a quality of craftsmanship in handmade products that stood out. Taking the colonial influences of Mexico and the beauty of handmade products, Lorraine translated this into a style that has been absorbed into the New Zealand lifestyle.
Handmade and original interior items have an organic style that doesn’t date, each product with its own story of craftsmanship. And it is, perhaps, these stories that create some of the most visually stunning interior products, each emanating a certain beauty that sets them clearly apart from their mass-produced contemporaries.