Designers' Collection is a family-owned business passionate
about New Zealand design and manufacturing. It was
established in 1986 by Andi Wheeler and Timmy Pinfold - two leading
Auckland Interior Designers who wanted their clients to enjoy
quality furniture tailored to their individual lifestyle needs and
Rod and Mary Hanna purchased Designers'
Collection in 2003 and have continued to evolve the Designers'
Collection range to offer the design trade selection, flexibility,
quality and value.
Rod has a marketing background having worked with some of New
Zealand's leading brands such as Steinlager, the All Blacks, Tegel,
Griffins and Team New Zealand. Rod always enjoyed product
development whether working with industrial designers on a new
bottle shape for Steinlager or food technologists developing the
world's first chicken bacon, the challenge of creating aesthetic
appeal and functional performance is an exciting one.
Combined with a trail of house renovations, Rod now applies
his product development background to the pursuit of furniture
designs ideal for New Zealand homes and lifestyle.
Rod has a passion for New Zealand design and enjoys working with
skilled and experienced craftspeople to bring his designs to
life. Rod has extended the Designers' Collection range to
represent the work of other passionate New Zealand designers.
Mary's career in recruitment and training helps keep the
Designers' Collection team focused on delivering exceptional
customer service and working closely with its interior design and
architecural customers to deliver designs that meet their
customers' needs. The aim is to be a seamless extension of
our customers' design practises, making sourcing tailor-made
furniture solutions easy consequentially allowing them to focus on
their clients' requirements.
When Rod and Mary aren't working in their own businesses they
can be found tearing around after their two sons Max and Rhys.
Jackie Brewer is truly part of the furniture at
Designers' Collection having been a Furniture Consultant here since
the turn of the century. Jackie has an extensive knowledge of
the Designers' Collection range and how it can be tailored to meet
individual clients' needs. Jackie came to Designers'
Collection from St James Textiles where she developed a deep
understanding of fabric and relationships with interior designers
around New Zealand. When Jackie finds time away from
supporting you in the Designers' Collection Trade Showroom, she
loves to catch up with friends and family - especially new grandson
Vai Kasieli joined Designers' Collection last
year as Logistics Manager ensuring that customers' orders are
delivered on time and to specification. Like Jackie, Vai has
a background in the Textile Industry having worked for Atelier
Textiles in a variety of roles over the past eight years.
We share our trade showroom with SF Design -
another 100% New Zealand owned family business.
It is dedicated to contemporary New Zealand design and for
more than ten years has been supplying distinctive rugs and carpets
to discerning interior designers and home owners. Their rugs and
carpets are featured in many exclusive homes, hotels and lodges.
SF Design rugs and carpets are displayed alongside Designers'
Collection furniture in our shared showroom.