Hi Everyone, today we talk to Annabelle from Bendo!
What is Bendo all about?
We know how hard it is to find the perfect gift. We focus on creating unique, fun and cleverly thought out pieces in complimentary packaging. Our mission is to provide a well designed range of products that don’t cost a bomb.
What was your inspiration and how did you get started?
As strange as it sounds, it was a giant fluorescent elephant made from chicken wire we spotted at an art gallery in Phillip Island, Victoria, that inspired us to start Bendo. Creating a brand from scratch was always our dream but we found it difficult to commit to a particular product to manufacture.
Once we decided on wire the challenge was set. How many designs could we create using just one piece of continuous wire. YOLK – egg cup, HANG Hanger, CLIP Wall Hook just to name a few. We still try to design with one piece of wire but often find this can be too limiting.
What drove you to design your products?
We both have backgrounds in creative areas. Kristian, an industrial designer by trade and having previously designed for a successful soap and body care company combined with my background in design and marketing has instilled a creative drive that will forever need to be satisfied.
We have a lot of fun designing & building our range and think this is evident in the end product.
What is your favourite piece at the moment?
Definitely our pet feeding range. Who doesn’t like pampering their pooch and style their own home at the same time? Available in WOOF dog bowl and MEOW cat bowl in LUXE and POP colour ranges. These are so seriously awesome that we’ve had customers buy them for themselves to eat from!!!???