Design Services

"One of the most exciting aspects of my business is seeing natural raw materials become something, useful, beautiful and cherished".

It is a curved road that has led my creative side here as both owner and designer of Anoa Design and to the purchase of Florian Leathergoods & the Arts Centre Leather Shop.  Interior design and a passion for textiles and history, followed by 8 years living as an expatriate in Asia, a young family and finally returning to New Zealand.  Travel and life abroad ignited a desire to know the origin of products I loved, who and how they were made;  for great travel accessories that were well designed and made to last; and a passion for pieces made from natural materials.

It is our aim to provide you not just with desirable leather bags, travel bags and accessories but beautiful origin(al) pieces from around the globe that will provide you with enjoyment for many years.  By choosing to purchase with us you can have a great impact on the lives of those who make the products and their families and communities.  I am proud to be the third owner of this very special New Zealand brand.  

Michelle Rhodes