Thursday, 2 January 2014
Discovering ZOE and MORGAN
The history of Zoe & Morgan is a story of design and of family. From a childhood spent travelling the globe with their parents, many exotic cultures made a lasting impression, particularly their emigration to New Zealand from England by sea. Taking in the foreign lands of Panama, Jamaica, and Tahiti along the way gave the three Sibbald children an appreciation of old world charm, adventure and style.
Watching their father make jewellery in his own workshop ingrained in them from an early age an appreciation of the craft, the process; watching the primordial materials transform to become precious, coveted items of beauty and sentiment.
With this upbringing it was no surprise the three siblings were drawn to the creative and atypical. Zoe worked in millenary, Morgan forged pathways through music, Ruth plied her trade in the modelling industry.
After a fateful trip to India, Morgan returned from his travels as his late father so often did; with an appreciation for another culture and a pocketful of precious gems. Sharing his finds with Zoe, this reawakened a shared love of the process they witnessed so often as children. Before long the two were collaborating on the first pieces that would lead to the formation of Zoe & Morgan.
Available at Benna