Douglas and Bec – A Family Business.

Douglas and Bec is a design studio based in Auckland, New Zealand
with a location in Collingwood, Melbourne.

Welcome.

Our Story

Douglas and Bec is a furniture and lighting design studio based in New Zealand. What started in 2006 as a collaboration between designer Bec Dowie and her father, furniture maker Douglas Snelling, has grown into an award-winning company with a global following. With Bec’s husband Paul joining the duo as a director to help steer the fast growing business, Douglas and Bec is a true family business.

Douglas and Bec collections combine innovative design practices with traditional manufacturing techniques. Only the highest quality honest materials are utilised, such as American ash and oak, copper, brass, hand-blown glass and natural leather. Working with a talented team of local makers, Douglas and Bec creates iconic pieces made to last and stay in your family for generations.

In 2012, Douglas and Bec opened a showroom space in Melbourne, giving the company a base for it's Australian operations. Today, both teams work closely with leading architects and designers on exciting commercial and residential projects. From restaurants and boutique hotels, to retail destinations and stunning private residences, Douglas and Bec is driven to create distinctive pieces for projects across the world.