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We are a research and design studio that specializes in circular initiatives and sustainable products.

3d Printing test using a Ultimaker

Services

Having worked with a range of waste materials, our team can effectively investigate and establish useful insight on relevant circular strategies to help businesses reduce, reuse and recycle.

Utilize's unique skillset also expands to designing with recycled materials, to create refreshing ideas, mitigate waste from the environment and integrate sustainable storylines.

Brands we have worked with.

Sanford.

Air New Zealand.

Fonterra.

NZMACI

Work

We've worked with a collection of leading brands around New Zealand to help research, identify and design new products using their unique waste streams.

Tile Art
Lustrous Lights
The Scale Chair
Digitally Crafted Baskets

"Working with Matthew presented a new recycling stream opportunity for our plastic waste. Through his research, we learnt our used buoys, ropes and fishing nets could evolve within a circular system and be upcycled into 3D printed products."

- Kevin Guthrie, Environmental Management Co-Ordinator, Sanford.

Plastic Granules

Our Studio

Utilize Studios developed from our passion to create with low impacts on the natural environment.

As an independent research and design studio, we aim to help improve the use of discarded materials through strategy, innovation and design.

Awards

ECC Lighting Design Award

ECC Lighting Design Award

Lustrous Lights

2020

L’affare Innovation in Sustainability Award

L’affare Innovation in Sustainability Award

The Scale Seat

2020

MaDE Conference

MaDE Conference

Peoples Choice Award

2020

Highly Commended Award in Sustainability

Highly Commended Award in Sustainability

Baskets

2020

‍Highly Commended Award in Furniture Design

‍Highly Commended Award in Furniture Design

The Scale Seat

2020

2020 Purmundus Challenege Finalist

2020 Purmundus Challenege Finalist

Baskets

2020