Mr + Mrs Ward

I'm getting that asthma-attack feeling again...

NZ interior designer Janice Kumar-Ward and her husband, furniture maker Julian Ward

Slim Jim and Brutus robes. Slim Jim is painted in Resene Zion and is black on the inside (oooh nice).
You're able to choose the layout of the internal shelving, the exterior colour, and the style of leg

The Wedding Chest. 

Legs from Scandi brand Pretty Pegs, and close up detail of a Bedside Box
(in the Frill pattern, and in Resene's Birthday Suit)

Another Bedside Box in Resene Woodstock

OK guys, I'm super excited about this - a new family of storage solutions from NZ interior designer Janice Kumar-Ward, and her furniture-crafting husband; together Mr + Mrs Ward

Yip, I said I was super excited about storage solutions. Your point? I also get freaky for freshly-vacuumed floors and an organised laundry. (Why does pantry sound rude right now?)

One thing we've been seriously lacking in this country are options for free-standing robes. Enter stage left, Mr + Mrs Ward's family of STORE robes. There's the Slim Jim, the Brutus, and the Wedding Chest (wood veneer inside and out). Beautiful in a bedroom, you could also use them as a hide-yo-TV cabinet, or just to store different belongings out of sight. I'd like one for my office. 

The Mr + Mrs Ward range also includes those Bedside Boxes up there, dining tables, shelving and more.

All the Mr + Mrs Ward products are made to order, and very customisable. For starters, you can choose any Resene colour you like. (Although I have to say, I think Janice has gone and designed the nicest palette off the bat.) Janice and Julian have also teamed up with Scandinavian brand Pretty Pegs to offer some cool new leg options, on top of the castor and plinth legs they offer.

Ward is a 35-year family business, and Julian and his brother Tristan have been at the helm since they left school. They've seen many of their contemporaries have to shut their doors in recent years, as talented local makers compete with an influx of super low cost (read: cheap) furniture. You can't beat New Zealand designed and crafted, bespoke pieces, made using FSC (international certification for sustainable timber), low-formaldehyde board. Buy less, but better. Support local. 


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