Located in New Plymouth’s western precinct, Kina NZ Design + Artspace was established in 1999, in the historic Exchange Chambers Building (one of the oldest timber buildings in central New Plymouth, constructed in 1894).
The design store and gallery showcases the vast creative talent this country has to offer, bringing you an ever evolving and changing experience (instore and online), with new works of jewellery, sculpture, ceramics, glass, prints, homewares and original paintings on display.
Owner, Luella Raj, has an eye for sourcing the best emerging artists as well as nurturing long standing relationships with New Zealand’s leading makers. Since 2001 she has worked alongside artists building and fostering a close knit, open creative community.
Kina is a conduit between Aotearoa’s makers and art and object collectors. We understand the value of connecting you the client with the stories attached to the artworks we have. As well as bringing you pieces for your home, workplace or gifts for loved ones, we take you behind the scenes, sharing the stories and inspiration of our creatives and giving you an opportunity to experience creativity with our ‘Hands of Creators’ campaign and occasional in store Art Space residencies and workshops.
By supporting New Zealand based artists and providing a platform for emerging artists, we bring quality and consistency to our store. We place significant importance in establishing relationships with both artists and our clients.