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The first Ockham Lecture during The Chair, and the last for 2023.

Join us to hear from product and furniture designer Jamie McLellan as he dives into his archive to share select projects and the stories they tell about a life of design and making.

McLellan’s Odin Chair is one of 108 chairs featured in our new design exhibition The Chair.

Jamie McLellan is a product and furniture designer with more than 20 years’ experience working internationally across a wide range of industries.

After 6 years living in San Francisco and leading the design team at Allbirds, he recently returned home to Aotearoa New Zealand. Jamie still maintains a connection with Allbirds as Principle Creative Advisor.

His work has always aspired to understand and express beautifully the inner meaning of an object. Working with Allbirds infused Jamie with a deeper understanding of sustainability and shaped a belief in a new emerging kind of beauty; a beauty that is built from the molecules and fibres up.

Jamie is committed to designing products that the world needs and that deliver measurable and meaningful impact.

The Ockham Lecture series is an annual programme of lectures and panel discussions across different themes that critically engage with craft, design and architecture. This programme is supported by Objectspace's Lead Partner Ockham Residential.


  • Free | Register Online


  • Tue 05 Dec


  • 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm


  • 13 Rose Road
  • Ponsonby, Tāmaki Makaurau