Significantly bigger than a matchbox (despite what the name suggests), Matchbox is an excellent addition to New Zealand’s design scene, with a shop on quirky Cuba St in Wellington.
With an emphasis on local and handmade, at Matchbox there’s everything from clothes to tea towels to zines and notebooks on offer. With a gallery and studio space adjacent to the retail space, expect to find an ever-changing display of contemporary art by local and national artists.
The emphasis on collaboration and community is strong. With a reputation for being slightly edgy, and serving as an incubator for new design talent, Matchbox is everything that’s great about buying New Zealand made. Expect creativity, something unique and something fun.