Sleek Custom Made Shelving Unit by Michael Draper

New Zealand
W 105cm, D 55cm, H 182cm
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Michael Draper designed and produced some of New Zealand's most innovative steel furniture from his Ponsonby based workshop. This stunning shelving unit is the result of a design collaboration with award winning architect Pete Bossley. The minimalist form, beautiful drawers and adjustable shelves make it a thoughtful and functional offering, perfect for any contemporary space.

We love the linear style and considered use of materials. This piece is light, easily flat packed and great for home, office or retail use. Pieces by Michael Draper are exceptionally well-crafted and built to last many lifetimes.

Steel and plywood with a glass shelf. Cleaned and polished, light signs of aging and patina. Displays very well.

Each piece is checked and carefully restored at our Kingsland studio workshop. Our focus is preserving the character and patina of the design while ensuring it displays beautifully in a contemporary interior.

Our Process:
- Joints checked and reglued
- Timber cleaned and stains removed
- Veneer repairs if needed
- Surfaces polished / refinished

The items showcased in our gallery are constantly changing – not all items are on display at once.

Please enquire if there is a specific piece you would like to view and we’ll make sure it’s in the gallery.

Collection / Delivery

All pieces are available for collection in person from our Ponsonby gallery. We are also happy to provide a quote for delivery throughout New Zealand.

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Sleek Custom Made Shelving Unit by Michael Draper

You can call us on 021 672 446
We would love to see you at our gallery: 15 Williamson Ave, Ponsonby, Auckland.

Note: We showcase a curated edit from the Mr. Bigglesworthy catalogue. Please contact us to view specific items.
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Michael Draper
Michael Draper
Michael Draper
New Zealand
c1950s - Present

Michael Draper has created a legacy of beautifully crafted furniture from the material of his choice - steel.

Draper was born in Northern Ireland but immigrated to New Zealand during the 1960s. His family had a background in textiles and design which he pursued in New Zealand, eventually owning a large textile manufacturing company.

Draper had no formal design qualifications but excelled in textile design and manufacture, often travelling to Europe for inspiration and to view the latest international trends. When Draper turned his creative energy to furniture making in the 1970s he quickly decided that it would be defined by steel. His first design was an elegant steel trolley, this was soon followed by seating, desks and shelving.

As Drapers legacy grew, so did his range of furniture which eventually spanned both an indoor and outdoor offering. Drapers furniture was beautifully crafted and aimed at the high end of the market. In 2005 Draper won the outdoor category of the NZ Home & Entertaining Design Awards.

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