Dzek creates original architectural products under slow design principles in collaboration with designers such as Formafantasma and Max Lamb. We are globally recognised by architects and designers for taking a critical approach to resources, local cultures and design systems that yield unique material outcomes. This approach attracts a range of clients who not only use our products but also seek our guidance in developing bespoke, project specific materials guided by the same rigorous criteria.
We work on a variety of scales, studying and reinterpreting traditional craft processes and industrial manufacturing to transform raw materials into useful products suitable for architecture and design. This transformation is led by experimentation and our desire to understand the behaviour of elements under conditional influence rather than working towards specific aesthetic outcomes.
We believe that great architecture is made from elements that tell a story about their time and place. Through these stories we can peel back the layers to reveal the true value of things. Our approach to making respects the achievements of the past while aspiring to meet the challenges of the environmental crisis.