Trends & Movements

Building Good and Long-Lasting Relationships

Good design we believe lasts a lifetime. It is meaningful, relevant, authentic and quality. At Pen we create objects that are ‘good design’. In order to deliver good design for our customers we must first surround ourselves with good people. During 2020 we spent time re-evaluating our manufacturing processes and connections. We hunted for makers of …

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Cabin fever: Part 2

Why the humble cabin has raised in prominence in Australian architecture & design   Part 2: Materials Australian hardwoods, corrugated iron and stainless steel fittings. Australian-designed and made cabins are both immediately obvious and appealing. We’re lucky because our natural environment serves up strong and textured set of materials. Our indigenous culture inspires rich colours …

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De-Cluttering Means Choosing Well – Making the Most of Beauty and Space   It’s nearly a full month into the new year, and the cleansing bug has captured us at Pen – this week we completed an essential tidy and reorganisation of our studio. We feel ready to embrace 2019. We know we are not alone, …

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