Award winning design studio Made By Pen (Pen) is opening a second location in Brisbane. This gives the company, which sells minimalist, original design a presence in the region, strategically located in proximity to their new manufacturing partners.
This expansion builds on the success that Pen has achieved in Australia, with Amy Sellick relocating to manage the new studio, while Susan Chung remains in Melbourne.
This move on the part of Pen is purposeful placing their new studio in proximity to manufacturing partners, especially HELP Enterprises, a Queensland not-for-profit organisation that specialises in providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. HELP has been instrumental in the reboot of one of Pen’s signature products, The Dog Room, which has been relaunched after selling out its inaugural, award-winning run in 2017. The product’s relaunch coincides with a strengthened commitment on the part of Made By Pen to ethically sourced labour and domestic materials.
Many other Pen partners, in both woodworking and wiring, are in South East Queensland. The studio is exceedingly pleased with the results of these new manufacturing partnerships, as well as the decision to manufacture products on-shore, exclusively using Australian materials wherever possible.
Pen’s makers have been the result of a careful 18-month planning, choosing partners that possess not only the skills but a passion and story behind their craft. Proudly, Pen’s manufacturing partners fit the company’s mantra of ‘good people’ including HELP their social good partners, local family-orientated businesses, woman pioneering workrooms and crafts honed by 40+ years experience.
Since the company’s inception, Made By Pen has partnered with Australia’s best designers and architects to make beautiful objects that feature good design. The company’s ethos aims to deliver meaningful, authentic, and quality designs that are infused with goodness – providing beauty and lasting quality that exceed expectations every time, and remain useful forever. Pen is set to release new products mid-2021.
Source: Made By Pen