Nichola - Designs From Aotearoa
A natural creative all her life Nichola Te Kiri, founder of the company, explores narratives drawn from the environment around her as well as her heritage and upbringing. Curiosity and innovation, drive Nichola to go beyond the normal expectation always striving to produce quality products with excellent service.
From small humble beginnings of polymer clay and bead earrings to mixed media pieces, Nichola continually evolves her designs and mediums to push her boundaries and raise expectations.
Nichola - Designs From Aotearoa uniquely shaping the horizon of fashion, jewellery and homewares.
About the Founder - Nichola Te Kiri
Nichola Te Kiri, of dual Māori and Pākeha heritage, was raised in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton), Aotearoa (New Zealand). Her upbringing within two worlds has helped develop her aesthetic for bold and courageous lines, prints and designs.
She is a wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt and so much more to many others. Nichola has always been interested in the arts and was encouraged by her whānau to explore this talent of hers. From drawing pictures for others, to reconfiguring outfits and items of clothes, Nichola has always been on the cutting edge of fashion.
Her belief in mahi telling a story is important to Nichola. Every item has a journey from inspiration to creation. It is the sharing of this story which makes the taonga come alive.