2019 is almost at an end, and oh what a year it has been! We are filled with gratitude as we look back on the growth, accomplishments and the forging of new ventures which will continue to fuel our transition into 2020. We are proud to have received the honor of being featured on Australia by Design and being a part of top3bydesign’s curated selection for Home. Grown at Sydney Design Festival— we won the category award for the Good Design Awards for ‘Best in Class Furniture and Lighting’ with the Sway lamp designed by Nick Rennie. We also won the Australian Product of the Year Award at our inaugural DenFair showing and we were featured in a number of Ian Wong’s curated exhibitions.
We are elated by the strides we’ve also made this year with new ventures in New Zealand, and the US. As we go into the next decade we have new products planned with a stronger emphasis on environmental sustainability as our commitment to caring for our planet and our customers deepens.
We must extend our warmest thanks to everyone who helped us on this journey. Thank you to our talented designers, and to the team at Pen – Jaclyn, Steph, Mariel and TJ for putting in countless hours whenever demand required; we are grateful for your dedication.
Also, to everyone who has supported us; our founding stockiest top3bydesign, and our current stockiest nationally who support Australian design, we so appreciate you!
A special thanks to the interior designers, architects and designers that have supported us through their work, and we certainly cannot forget to thank our customers, we love your feedback and fondness of authentic design.
Lastly too, thank you to our husbands and families, without this vital family support network, the Pen wheels wouldn’t have turned so smoothly.
It’s been a massive year for us, and so whilst Pen doors are still open in January we are slowing things down to spend time with our families during the summer break. Please give us additional time to respond to emails, and to deliver orders as we balance the pool days with the kids alongside the business demands.
It has been our pleasure working with you all in 2019; you have been central to our success.
Best wishes to you and your families over the festive season.
Amy and Susan