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.
Jason Whiteley is one among a new generation of designers, exploring a historically grounded approach to making objects and spaces while eschewing the irony of postmodernism. He trained as an architect in New Zealand and has collaborated for a number of years with Pritzker-prize winning Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron on architecture and design projects in New York, Sao Paulo, London and Qatar. In 2010 he established his studio in order to develop architectural projects across a broad range of scales, alongside furniture projects and functional objects for private commission. Currently based in London, he is undertaking a range of architecture, furniture and lighting projects in the UK & Europe, South-East Asia and New Zealand.