Australian House & Garden - - Insider -

Since mov­ing to Aus­tralia, Swedish­born founder and cre­ative di­rec­tor Sara Lund­gren has chan­nelled a love of well-crafted and time­less de­sign into her thriv­ing home­wares brand, Zakkia. “One day I just started sketch­ing things and de­cided to find some­one who could make them,” says Sara (pic­tured be­low). “Af­ter a year of de­vel­op­ment and pro­to­typ­ing, we re­leased the first Zakkia col­lec­tion in 2014.”

While Zakkia’s sim­ple but strik­ing wares are de­signed in a Syd­ney stu­dio, manufacturing takes place in Viet­nam and In­dia by lo­cal ar­ti­sans. “Be­fore we work with a new pro­ducer, we visit their work­shops and meet the mak­ers,” says Sara. “We need to know that ev­ery­one who is a part of Zakkia is happy, healthy and well looked af­ter,”

Sara is cur­rently fo­cused on ex­pand­ing the brand’s reach in Europe af­ter launch­ing there last year, while Zakkia’s aes­thetic keeps grow­ing along with its mar­ket. “In our 2017 Col­lec­tion 02, in­spired by win­ter in Swe­den, we’ve ex­per­i­mented with new ma­te­ri­als such as sil­ver metal, painted ce­ram­ics and hand­blown glass,” she says.

“Our aim is al­ways to make high-qual­ity, hand­crafted de­sign ac­ces­si­ble to ev­ery­one.” zakkia.com.au

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