About

Background
Work History
  • My name is Christopher Metcalfe.

    I like to design simple, functional and beautiful things.

    After graduating with a Bachelor of Product Design from Unitec in 2006, I went out on my own and set up a company to commercialise a range of products I designed while studying.

    Since then I have also been working for a number of design and manufacturing companies gaining invaluable experience and skills relating to products and designing for production.

    I currently reside in Auckland, and as well as running my own business I am also currently employed as Design Director at Finewood Furniture.

    Please take a look around my site, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    • Finewood Furniture

      Director of Design
      April 2012 to Current
      New Product Development, Furniture Design, Streamlining Sales and Production Systems, Research and Development.

    • Essenze of Design

      Design Manager
      May 2011 to March 2012
      Product Development, Web Design, eNewsletter Design, Graphic Design, Sign writing, Database Design

    • Essenze of Design

      Contract Designer
      January 2010 to May 2011
      Project Management of New Building Construction, Graphic Design.

    • The Activate Group

      Contract Designer
      July 2009 to January 2010
      3D CAD Design, Concept Design, Graphic Design, Production Engineering.

    • Christopher Metcalfe Design Ltd

      Director
      December 2006 to Current
      Product Development and Commercialisation.