At ZAKKIA, we are on a mission to make the world a more beautiful place through good design.
From our very first collection in 2014 we made a promise to ourselves that every ZAKKIA product would be carefully crafted – by hand. A handcrafted object is one to be loved and enjoyed over a lifetime, possibly generations. It is unique and unlike any other. With that in mind we approach each design with the mindset of quality and longevity to create a special piece for you to love.
We are a Sydney based studio, founded by Swede-turned-Sydneysider Sara Lundgren. ZAKKIA is essentially a point where Sara’s Swedish upbringing surrounded by design, and her love of natural materials meet. These influences along with a love of handcrafted objects are the foundations of each ZAKKIA design.
We put a lot of energy into finding likeminded makers who share our passion for quality, handcrafted homewares, and we were fortunate to find these amazing partners at the start of our journey. Our makers are all family-owned studios located mostly in Vietnam, with a couple in India as well. We have very open relationships and love the fact that they are a part of the whole design process, often giving us advice about certain materials from their own experiences. You can read more about our extended team of makers here.
Natural materials & clean shapes
The material is really the guiding force behind many of our designs. Our inspiration often comes from a material’s texture, or thinking about using a material in a way that hasn’t been done before. You will never find anything fussy about our designs. We find beauty in function and we always try to design products that can be used in multiple ways in many rooms of your home. We also think about how you might use our products together, for example a candle sitting inside a tray, so we make sure that all our products work as well together as they do alone.
ZAKKIA is a place of acceptance and encouragement. We aim to inspire each other and promote a constantly positive atmosphere – you have no idea how overused the word ‘awesome’ is around here.
Meet the team in our Sydney studio!
Founder & Creative Director
Sara’s favourite things - potatoes, white Christmases, beach holidays and a good documentary
Sara could live without - losing her keys (on a daily basis), deep murky waters and small insects
Product Design Assistant
Hollie’s favourite things - a good cup’o’joe, Australian natives, fresh bed sheets and starting a clean page in her sketchbook
Hollie could live without - bad fringe days, info lost in translation and timed parking
Customer Service & Office Assistant
Kelsey’s favourite things - a Gorman dress, tassels, dog paraphernalia and Japanese reality TV
Kelsey could live without - organically shaped holes, mess and loud eaters
Marketing & Public Relations Manager
Emma’s favourite things - pickles, big windows, Scandinavian crime fiction and the first sip of coffee each morning
Emma could live without - also bad fringe days, humidity (not at all fringe friendly) and goannas at campsites