Lucas Wotawa is a product and furniture designer who founded his Auckland-based studio in 2020. Creating items that are simple and considered, a thorough design process leads to discovering objects that are useful, relevant, and desired for everyday living. With a pragmatic foundation and broad understanding of materials and manufacturing, Lucas finds solutions that achieve longevity by ignoring trends in favour of timeless designs.
The fundamental core of the studio is to develop via model making and prototyping; this hands-on approach creates outcomes where people are at the forefront of decisions, whether that’s the end user of the product or the craftspeople making it. Driven by restraint and refinement, the products created acknowledge a typology while finding a unique and contemporary identity.