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Join Objectspace for the first Coffee & Croissants Conversation of 2024 to discuss studio practice and the realities of furniture making now with Tāmaki Makaurau-based Josephine Jelicich, Emile Drescher and Clark Bardsley.

The trio will speak to their projects, inspirations, challenges and favourite chairs, sharing insights into their experiences entering the world of furniture in Aotearoa.

Get your $10 ticket to attend this morning talk with a coffee & croissant in hand.

Josephine Jelicich is a furniture maker with a fine arts training. After graduating with a first-class honours degree in fine art from Massey University in 2016, she completed the furniture maker’s programme at the Centre for Fine Woodworking in Whakatū Nelson in 2018. Now living in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Jelicich has worked as a technician at various galleries, a woodwork teacher at The Warren workshop, and now works as freelance woodworker and furniture designer.

Emergent maker Emile Drescher was born in 1991 in upstate New York and has lived most of his life in Aotearoa New Zealand. He is currently making things out of wood and has a small business taking commissions for bespoke furniture. Drescher lives in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland with his partner, Harry, their daughter, Ida, their two dogs, Ada and Red, and Pepi the cat.

Clark Bardsley Design (CBD) is an award winning, cross-disciplinary design studio founded in 2013. Clark has 18 years of experience in industrial and interior design for brands, manufacturers and service providers across the world. He was educated at Victoria University in Wellington, then spent several years working for others – first with Auckland based brass-ware brand Methven, then in London at eminent British cross-disciplinary studio PearsonLloyd. Returning to New Zealand in 2013, Clark is now the director of CBD, as well as an external Head of Design for Work Club Global.

Coffee & Croissants is a conversation series supported by our friends at Allpress Espresso and Daily Bread.


  • $10


  • Tue 13 Feb


  • 11:00 am — 12:00 pm


  • 13 Rose Road
  • Ponsonby, Tāmaki Makaurau