Founded by Simon James & Scott Bridgens in 2011, Resident is the home of enduring design pieces created for the next generation of conscious contemporary living. As the first globally-focused design house from New Zealand, Resident is a leader in the ’New World Luxury’’ movement, a wave of innovative design-led, sustainability-focused brands taking on the world from a Southern Hemisphere base. Resident’s ethos reflects our heritage. Coming from an isolated island nation, we learned to take to a resourceful approach, doing more with less, and became driven to make inspirational design widely accessible. Resident is proud to be founder owned and operated, and to collaborate with like-minded thinkers around the world.