Douglas and Bec is a design studio and store.
We are based in Auckland, New Zealand with a new location in Collingwood, Melbourne.
Douglas and Bec - first established under the name Workroom Design - has been producing furniture and lighting since 2006. Designer Bec Dowie started the business with her father Douglas Snelling, and the pair were later joined by Bec’s husband Paul Dowie.
All of our furniture and lighting is handmade by Douglas, in his Clevedon workshop, with help from some very talented local artisans. Our collection features materials such as oak and American ash and has grown to include spun metals, copper, brass, linen, leather and blown glass.
We work closely with architects and designers on exciting commercial work worldwide from restaurants and hotels to fashion retail stores.
Our online store and retail locations in Auckland and in Melbourne stock the Douglas and Bec range along with art and design pieces from around the world, with a focus on creators with an artisanal ethos who produce thoughtful, innovative work.
Portrait by Kristoffer Paulsen.
Landing page images are taken by Bec and Paul Dowie - a photographic journal of the area surrounding where they live and work.