Single cork backed coaster with a retro Poppy design
Measurement: Approximately 9cm by 9cm
Ian Blackwell products are made from kiln dried New Zealand Rimu Veneer and finished with an organic citrus based oil. Because Rimu has such a distinctive grain every one of their products is truly unique. They are proud to be New Zealand made and all their wooden products are lovingly created and distributed by their talented team in Riverton (30 minutes West of Invercargill). Cut using the latest laser technology every product is then assembled and finished by hand. You can be sure that every one of their pieces has been put together with great care, attention to detail and the Pride of the South!
Ian Blackwell is a genius builder...of little things! "hand-built" is his motto. "Born and raised here I have always felt passionate about New Zealand and our ‘can do’ attitude. I try to infuse a slice of Aotearoa into every piece created. Using my technical skills and experience from over the years I have developed a range I'm truly proud of. Now based in Auckland’s West Coast, my wife Kitty and I work from our studio creating and marketing our latest products. I feel privileged to do what I do and love representing this land in my work. One of the most challenging occasions for us was the time the country ran out of rimu and all our products were made out of rimu. In hindsight it was the best thing that happened, as we now use a variety of materials for manufacturing and have way more colour in the range than we ever did. It was a salutary lesson in having all your eggs in one basket."