Timothy John, builder by trade, is a self taught furniture designer. Fascinated by natural materials, traditional techniques and contemporary form, he incorporates his love for coastal New Zealand and global explorations into his work.
Early days involved art based works which were showcased at various exhibitions in NZ and Europe. The Sidekick range followed; a move towards a more accessible and sustainable production model where Timothy has made a point of working closely with local small family run manufacturers, primarily Starex, in effort to support local trade and ensure the highest quality standard.
In 2013, Timothy and his wife, opened design studio and store, Paper Plane, located in Mount Maunganui. Timothy now designs exclusively for Paper Plane and in response to his direct interactions with the New Zealand consumer market. He works regularly with Starex on design development, production of custom furniture and shop fit outs.
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