Karin Venator

My journey to becoming an artist started with my love for modern furniture and architecture. This grew with my fascination and appreciation for the historical and cultural significance of Ancient Kauri in New Zealand.

Working with this precious material is a privilege that I treasure, and the wood itself inspires my creative desire to showcase the beauty and form Ancient Kauri offers.

I hand craft each piece using traditional and modern techniques, technology and materials. A blending of old and new to design unique and timeless one-off pieces that can be enjoyed by clients around the world.

Unique and dynamic pieces

Every one of our designs is unique, and starts with the piece of Ancient Kauri we choose to work on.  I will take time to examine the piece to ensure the cutting is done to maximise the grain and features of the wood. I use CAD design and CNC cutting to ensure accuracy.

Work is done to secure the integrity of the slab remains consistent with no cracking or moving, with intensive finishing processes to highlight the best of the wood.

The finish of the tables can be gloss or matt and is complete on both sides, sealing and preserving the wood.

Contemporary leg designs using the highest quality modern materials for today’s urban settings. A melding of old and new. The legs are designed for functionality as well as aesthetics. The designs allow for reversibility of the table top and allowing for little or no impact on your guest’s knees.

Ancient Kauri Suppliers

New Zealand is the home of Swamp Kauri with it’s age being carbon dated to be up to 45,000 years old.

The Ancient Kauri we source from around Northland has naturally fallen and preserved in peat (no tree felling). 

Their giant form lends itself to becoming the largest single slab tables in the world.

We only work with suppliers who are licensed to recover this incredible material, and we have earned a reputation for our work that ensures our supply of unique pieces.

Commissions

Owning a bespoke piece of Ancient Kauri furniture that you have been a part of the journey to create, is a special and truly artistic experience.  Like owning an original piece of art, your table will create a lasting legacy for you to treasure and share with family and friends.

Most of the work I do comes from commissions, where I work with you to understand your brief and deliver your dream piece. I love working with people on their commissions, making the design a part of them, and for them to feel a part of the design.

New Zealand FernMark licensed brand

Kauri Vault Limited is a New Zealand FernMark licensed brand.
FernMark represents a mark of trust to consumers around the globe.
Scan QR code to find more information or click on the FernMark logo.

 

This product has been added to your cart

CHECKOUT