Known for their minimalist aesthetic and soft colour palette of blush, white, camel, and black, Douglas and Bec take particular care to source only the highest-quality materials in their craftsmanship. Beginning in 2006 as a collaboration between father and daughter, Bec Dowie merged her expertise as a designer with Douglas Snelling’s experience as a furniture maker. The pair were later joined by Bec’s husband, Paul, who took on the role of director for the business.
With showrooms in Melbourne, and their native Auckland, Douglas and Bec stock predominantly their own wares, but also showcase designs by other artists who share a similar design philosophy to their own, such as American designers Ladies and Gentlemen, and Iacoli & McAllister. In their own craftsmanship, they strive to work with local makers to produce their creations.
Using a variety of materials including American ash and oak, copper, brass, hand-blown glass, and natural leather, the duo has collaborated with a broad range of designers to create distinctive and charming retail, hospitality, commercial, and residential spaces.
Douglas and Bec