Resident uses pure and honest materials to deliver furniture and lighting solutions for the modern lifestyle. The New Zealand based company maintains its design-minded philosophy by forming partnerships with select designers in the industry.
Established in 2011 by Simon James and Scott Bridgens, Resident draws from the inspiration of selected designers to produce a clean, crafted and refined collection. Resident is committed to creative innovation and using new materials and techniques to produce iconic, practical products that add value to the spaces where people live, work and play.
Simon James is the founder and Creative Director of Resident. One of New Zealand's leading designers, Simon graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 1996 with a Bachelor of Spatial Design. Simon went on to establish his own design company in 2000 with a strong emphasis on function and attention to detail. Clients have included Air New Zealand, Idee, Westpac, The Hilton, Auckland University and Microsoft.