New Zealand design duo Penney + Bennett are devoted to creating simplicity, materiality and questioning the conventional in contemporary textile livingware.
As Auckland based fine art college studio-mates Loren Marks and Sarah Carson had the desire to combine different aspects of their varying fine art practices and apply them to functional and aesthetically simple design.
Using only the highest quality natural cloth sourced internationally, the silks are hand picked and the linen is woven and dyed 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.