Penney + Bennett...
Dreamy linens, gorgeous prints and natural fibers are what drew me to the beautiful New Zealand brand Penney + Bennett. They create a range of contemporary, minimalist and beautifully simple living ware for the home, including bed linen, cushions, printed linen, throws, cards and prints.
Auckland based fine art college studio-mates Loren (Penney) and Sarah (Bennett) had the desire to combine different aspects of their varying fine art practices and apply them to functional and aesthetically simple design. Japanese design is a big influence for them "we aim to remove anything unnecessary and love keeping only the essential by keeping things as simple and effortless as possible. We love going outdoors to take photographs of things occurring in nature, or experimenting with ink or charcoal but the most satisfying part is processing these digitally to turn them into functional design."
Using only the highest quality natural cloth sourced internationally, the silks are hand picked and the organic linen is woven and dyed specifically for Penney + Bennett. The fabrics are the base for experimental prints consisting of a range of traditional painting, drawing, photography and digital techniques. These are finished into unique products crafted by hand in New Zealand.