Five Minutes With – Hamish Lewis


Five Minutes With – Hamish Lewis
Trenzseater is a name synonymous with tailor made quality furniture. We spoke with co-founder Hamish Lewis about the company and what they look for in design

What are the origins of Trenzseater?

TRENZSEATER was established formally in 2004 through a vision Ben had to fulfil a niche in the market for tailor made luxury furniture, a concept that gave clients exposure to a range of product which covered furniture, drapery, blinds, wallpaper, bedlinen and accessories all within the same store. This concept quickly established TRENZSEATER as the source for a complete solution for interiors, demonstrating TRENZSEATER’s commitment to offering the very finest of product for your home.

What’s your design philosophy?

TRENZSEATER’s design is distinguished by an international style, it is instantly recognisable, sophisticated, and is a design that won’t date, its classic and timeless.

What’s involved in your selection process of brands and pieces?

When we consider new international brands we always look for product that is distinctive, its sits well within in the New Zealand market and that it is a product that we feel will work on our retail side but also be successful in our interior design projects.

The Bonheur Coffee Table – available from Trenzseater


What other services do you offer?

TRENZSEATER has an internationally recognised Interior Design Service, it is something we are particularly proud of being recognised through the Andrew Martin Interior Design Review and the International Design Awards (IDA). We also have a commercial division, which we cater for projects all over New Zealand and have also entertained projects overseas as well.

What are some of the projects you have worked on?

We are involved in a lot of high end Interior Design projects, most of which are for clients who don’t want to be named but they can be viewed in our portfolio on our website. Commercially we have been involved with many Hotels and Resorts that suit our market.

Where do you look for design inspiration?

The majority of the product we make in New Zealand is inspired by our clients, we get asked for certain aspects of different designs and when this occurs repeatedly we often design a product to accommodate its needs. A lot of our designs evolve from current designs, we use a lot of details which make the product distinctive and it is these details we bring forward into complimentary designs. We are constantly inspired, and are continuously evolving our designs to suit the market.




Print Recipe


Let us keep you up to date with our weekly MiNDFOOD e-newsletters which include the weekly menu plan, health and news updates or tempt your taste buds with the MiNDFOOD Daily Recipe. 

Member Login