"harmonious contradictions & unapologetic curiosity"

Richard Clarkson Studio offers a range of innovative perspectives on traditional material ideologies, new technologies and adventurous opportunities. Distorting the ever-blurring lines between art & design, the studio uses processes & methodologies drawn from both disciplines. The New York + New Zealand based studio offers services in consultancy, product & experience design. Richard Clarkson Studio also operates as an in house studio with an evolving range of pieces available for commission & sale.

Founded by Richard Clarkson in 2013 as an experimental product, lighting & furniture studio. Richard is a Masters graduate at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and has a Bachelor of Design Innovation in Industrial Design from Victoria University of Wellington.

Richard - Founder & Lead Designer –
Erin - Director of Operations –
Peter - Head of NZ Office –
Cathie - Head of Upholstery –

( Want to join the team? Internships, Full & Part Time positions available here )