project gallery

A collection of MAKER Design Studio's latest interior design projects

tasman view house

Tasman View House is nestled amidst the panoramic vistas of Richmond, overlooking Tasman Bay in the South Island of New Zealand. Inspired by the timeless elegance of nautical and maritime motifs, this architectural masterpiece seamlessly merges the tranquility of the ocean with the sophistication of modern living.

Architect Brendan Monk creates an atmosphere of airy spaciousness and refined elegance, with strong allusions to Japanese design. The sleek interior design features a range of iO Drum Pendants that unify expansive living and dining areas with beautiful themes throughout. iO pendants illuminate these open living spaces with a gentle, ambient glow but also serve as an artistic focal feature.

boffa miskell tauranga

Boffa Miskell is a contemporary engineering company in the heart of Tauranga. They wanted a high-end interior design finish to their offices and the range of iO lighting created just that. They chose a row of five iO flutes across the staff kitchen benchtop and then a selection of iO Drum sizes for around the meeting/ relaxing area that looks out across the harbour. This job was commissioned by Bubble Interiors.

Boffa Miskell team and their clients benefit from the warmth and contemporary yet timeless feel of the iO lighting range in their workspace.

This is a wonderful downtown commercial setting that has chosen a range of iO lighting carefully to suit the vibe. For the team at Maker Design Studio, it’s a real buzz to see our lighting featured in businesses in our hometown Tauranga. Tauranga is where the pendants are designed and made.

“The client loves the lights. Looks awesome.” Nalani Gloor, Interior Architect – Bubble Interiors

Country Kitchen

A look inside a rural Te Puna kitchen renovation. The owners of this rural home wanted a warm, cosy yet contemporary feel to their living space. Feature lighting was a must for them over their kitchen benchtop and they chose Maker Design Studio’s iO2 Rectangle to really set off their kitchen/ living space. They chose the 1565mm long size to go with the length of their benchtop. 

“We are absolutely delighted with our iO2 rectangle. Everyone who comes to our place comments on it. It really made our kitchen,” Karen Clarke. 

The iO²  Pendant Lights are the squared development of the original iO lighting range. All of iO’s beauty remains, with a different effect and feel. The iO²  Pendant Lights have become sought after over dining room tables, kitchen workbenches and bar tops. 

The interlocking sections of the iO²  Pendant Lights allow almost limitless size variations. There are six standard sizes that will suit an array of situations. Our iO2 lights are made in our rural workshop in Tauranga using premium NZ plywood from South Island forests. iO is a thoroughly sustainable product that will bring lasting beauty to a home or commercial setting.