Rhys has over 25 years experience working with wood and composites and spent 13 years in Europe working on super yachts. This includes being part of grand prix yacht racing teams like The Vendee Globe, Round the World, America’s Cup and The Jules Verne campaigns. Rhys has also had the privilege of being invited on two separate occasions to work along side the world renown furniture designer Joseph Walsh in his studios located in Kinsale Ireland.

Now settled back into kiwi living with his wife Jo and their two young daughters they run Love Kitchens in a purpose-built workshop from their rural property in Waimauku West Coast Auckland.

After making their own bespoke kitchen with a wrap-around end grain plywood waterfall bench top, they decided to extend their new-found kitchen love and build an outdoor kitchen with a wood fired pizza oven. “We discovered a new passion for the possibilities in indoor and outdoor cooking and dining experiences and thought what we could offer the Kiwi Family”. We found it amazing having two different yet beautiful and functional kitchen spaces to connect with family and friends, one cosy and inside, and the other under the stars with an open fire, cooking, entertaining the options were endless.

Now from their family run Love Kitchens workshop they design and handcraft indoor, outdoor kitchens and furniture pieces to the highest quality and finest detail. “It is our passion to deliver our clients their dream one of a kind kitchen that connects families together, brings enjoyment and makes lasting memories”. We pride ourselves in using quality materials and delivering creative space saving designs. We love and appreciate wood in all it forms and enjoy the process of furniture making and creating those special and remarkable pieces that last the test of time.

We look forward to meeting you to discuss your dream …

Rhys and Jo