Anaesthetic's Mariner Stool - LOVE this.Brass Constellation Light, matching the star pattern of a Southern Hemisphere constellation
Leather pendant lights for the win!
Assembling their leather pendant lights. Each socket has an A. stamped into the brass
New supersize Bezel pendant lights
Kiri and Ben outside their Camperdown studio
Photography by Samantha Heather, with thanks
Can I just start today by saying I freakin love that I get to do this as a J.O.B! I love discovering NZ design talent, and new interior products, and sharing them with you. Ok, back to what you came here for...
New Zealanders Ben (33) and Kiri (30) Wahrlich met in Christchurch while they were both studying design. Fast forward 10 years, they're living in Sydney, operating their own design studio - Anaesthetic - from a big open-plan studio/showroom in inner-city Camperdown.
Anaesthetic's focus is lighting; and Ben and Kiri work mainly with interior designers and architects on lighting design for eateries, hotels and bars. But they also have an online store with a selection of their lights available - including all the ones pictured here.
We love their Constellation lights, with each star represented by a bulb, and brass connecting rods reflecting the lines typically drawn to illustrate the constellation pattern. Ben and Kiri chose constellations unique to the Southern Hemisphere, like the Southern Cross. The leather pendant lights come in natural, tan and black, and their new Bezel light throws a Moiré pattern thanks to the intricate design cut into the brass. There's also a new collection of solid, heavy brass lights - Duomo - coming soon.
Mos def ones to watch...