We believe good design will always be relevant. It has the power to create a better world and transform everyday objects into inspired statements of form, function and beauty.
Mr. Bigglesworthy is Auckland's premier vintage design store. Our focus is on rare and exceptional mid century modern furniture, art and contemporary design. We hand source the best pieces from right here in New Zealand and around the globe with a focus on timeless design made to last a lifetime.
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Mr. Bigglesworthy is run by Dan and Emma Eagle. Together the couple source and skilfully curate original and iconic designs from NZ, the UK, Europe and America. Each piece is meticulously restored by hand and ready to take pride of place in any contemporary home.
Throughout their years of traveling, sourcing and collaborating with leading local and international auction houses, Dan and Emma have become experts in their field. Their Ponsonby Gallery showcases a wealth of knowledge and some of the most coveted modern and contemporary design.
Conservation is at the heart of the Mr. Bigglesworthy offering - every piece is thoroughly checked and lovingly restored. There is a focus on preserving the character and patina of the vintage items while ensuring they will display beautifully in a contemporary interior.
Our restoration work is performed on site, by hand, in our Kingsland workshop/studio. For advanced, museum quality restoration we use some of Auckland's best restorers who have worked on items for Te Papa and the Auckland Museum.
Dan has over 10 years’ experience in modern design and decorative arts. His keen eye for detail and ability to research, curate and source significant collections of high end modern design has been pivotal in creating the Mr. Bigglesworthy store. At the invitation of two leading auction houses in both New Zealand and Australia, Dan has developed collections that have achieved record sales.
Dan is a Chartered Accountant, with extensive experience in the commercial environment. He is responsible for the business strategy and financial management of the business. As a self-taught photographer he also photographs the store collections and takes all media related imagery.
Art and design have always played a significant part in Emma's life. After qualifying with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Commerce at University, she has developed an established career in communication. As both creative and account manager, Emma has applied her interest in developing creative concepts with a skill for coordinating and implementing projects.
The development and success of Mr. Bigglesworthy is in part due to Emma's understanding of the importance of good design and branding. Emma has created strong visual assets and a consistent voice for the Mr Bigglesworthy brand. She is also responsible for the design of the website and management of related social media pages.
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15 Williamson Ave
We have parking in front of the store
Closed Public Holidays
Phone us: 021 672 446 (MR BIG 6)
We'd love to hear from you
Design at Heart Ltd
PO Box 78–269