Native Agent needs little introduction in the world of NZ art and interiors. A long-standing innovator in adornment for both body and home, Native Agent continue to be a forced to be reckoned with. We love their recent additions including the Crystalline cushion collection and a series of bold, iconic fabric artwork.
The original ‘Native Agents’ were fluent Maori speakers employed by the Crown to assist Maori with land transactions and other matters of law. Woollen blankets were common items of trade between European settlers and Maori, so it is fitting that they form the foundation for many of Rona’s works. She adorns them with layers of shape, colour and emblems in a reminder of whakapapa – layers of family history.
Understandably, there was a little woop of excitement here at Roomie HQ – when we spotted the stunning Native Agent HQ recently for sale. The home is an extension of the Native Agent aesthetic, exuding a pared back and relaxed vibe. Sweet Home!