Who are we

In 2011 industrial designers Rebecca Asquith and Tim Wigmore teamed up to exhibit their latest designs under a new brand; Designtree.  Combining their talents and strengths the business has expanded into a nimble design team with strong networks of high quality suppliers and retailers. 

 

What we do

We design high end furniture and lighting products with care and attention to detail searching for the smoothest function, sensuous materials and the most talented local manufacturers to produce our designs.  All of our products are made here in New Zealand.

 
 

Design Awards

2016 - Silver Winner (Frankie Pendant) - Best Design Awards, New Zealand

2016 - Bronze Winner (Nectar Lampshade) - Best Design Awards, New Zealand

2014 - The W Hotel Bangkok Award (Frankie Collection) - Bangkok, Thailand

2014 - Gold Winner (Chamfer Stool) - Best Design Awards, New Zealand

2012 - Winner of Best Commercial Product (Nectar Lampshade) - Australian International Furniture Fair, Sydney

2012 - Winner of Best Green Product (Nectar Lampshade) - Australian International Furniture Fair, Sydney

 

Where you can see our work

2017 - Location: Apotheke Belp Switzerland.    Product: Pil Lamp.    Project Architect: Global Shop Design GmbH

2016 - Location: Shopify Otta Canada.    Product: Frankie Pendant.    Retailer: Darktools.    Project architect: Linebox Studio.

2016 - Location: Trademe Headquarters New Zealand.    Product: Frankie Pendant.    Project Architect: Herriot Melhuish O'Neill Architects

2016 - Location: Veterinary Services New Zealand.    Product: Nectar Large Half.    Retailer: Roomie.    Project Architect: Client

2015 - Location: Icebreaker Headquarters New Zealand.    Product: Frankie Pendant.    Project Architect: Jasmax

2015 - Location: Massey University New Zealand.    Product: Frankie Pendant.    Project Architect: Athfield Architects

 

Exhibitions

2016 - July - EMMA Bound - Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery, Saskatchewan, Canada.

2015 - March - Four on the Floor - Expressions Gallery, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand.

2015 - February - Modern Revivals - The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington, New Zealand.

2014 - October - Asia Talents - Bangkok, Thailand.

2014 - September - Asia Talents 10 Eco Designers - Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand.

2014 - June - Home Sweet Home - NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, New Zealand.

2014 - May - The Design Show - 30 Upstairs Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.

2014 - April - Stretched - Objectspace, Auckland, New Zealand.

2013 - May - ICFF - New York, USA.

2012 - September - Kete - New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, New Zealand.

2012 - July - Designmade - Wellington, New Zealand.

2012 - February - The Edge - Australian International Furniture Fair, Sydney, Australia.

2011 - May - Why Milan?  - Objectspace, Auckland, New Zealand.

2011 - April - Salone Satellite - Milan Furniture Fair, Milan, Italy.