David Moreland and Nikolai Sorensen
David Moreland joined the Città team in 2014 as a contributing furniture and product designer and now heads up the Furniture and Product Design team.
Since gaining a degree in 3D Design at Unitec, David has developed his career primarily in furniture design and production. He worked for David Trubridge, manufacturing steam-bent timber furniture and spent eight years as a designer and head of production at Simon James Design.
At Città, David is excited about the future scope and possibilities for the brand, which is a growth process he enjoys being a part of.
“The scale of the production is amazing, which opens up all sorts of opportunities. This makes the scope of a project so much wider and the possibilities far more open.”
Nikolai Sorensen joined the Città Furniture and Product Design team in 2016. Starting in the engineering industry, Nikolai later returned to study and completed a Bachelor of Industrial Design at AUT in Auckland. Following this, he co-developed a furniture brand specialising in low-cost furniture with high design aesthetic and spent two years in a product design role at New Zealand manufacturing firm Sistema.
At Città, Nikolai is involved with the design and development of all furniture, lighting and heads the design team for accessories.
“I really enjoy the conceptualisation phase of the design process, whether it’s modelling in CAD, prototyping 1:1 in cardboard, or 3D printing scale models. It’s exciting to see those initial ideas turn into physical products.”