About us

Interiors are our first passion. We are spatial designers with a strong architectural sensibility, fanatical about design and architecture. Since our launch in early 2009, Material Creative has focused our design process on creating unexpected design, which has earned us the reputation as one of New Zealand’s award winning design practices.

Our Team

Our in house team is formed from a wide range of talents and diverse backgrounds. Sharing design inspiration we offer a wealth of interdisciplinary skills, including architecture, interior design, brand architecture, creative direction and production. We love to collaborate and are supported by this talented network of designers meaning we can meet the demands of any project.

Our Ethos

We create spaces that bring people together and demand attention. Our multi disciplinary practice has developed a desire to create integrated designs, with strong idea integrity to tell a unique story for each client. We believe in authenticity and this resonates in the creation of inspired interiors across a full spectrum from high-end residential, hospitality and retail projects to temporary event and pop-up spaces.


We draw on the inspiration from the project, not trends, and try to create spaces that are imaginative, and inspirational. Detail is everything. So we incorporate unique pieces, bespoke furniture and fixtures created by local craftsmen, fabricators and artists.


Where possible we practice wise sustainability. We try to do our part in keeping our planet – (at least our office), clean and green. Reuse, reduce and recycle. We believe that little things can make a big impact, so we look for opportunities to use and reuse materials, water and energy efficient resources wisely in our work and in our own lives.


By Josh Griggs