About Us

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the windy city is a slice of calm and serenity that you will find within Orient.

Our store embodies all things homeware and gifting, with an emphasis on our tableware which is exclusively imported directly from Japan. We have an ever-growing range of consciously curated products, from ceramics and one of a kind artworks to jewelry and delightful home fragrances. 

Our shelves adorn a selection of beautiful tableware featuring modern Asian designs on traditionally crafted Japanese ceramics. The process and techniques used today are the same as they have been for generations, with the clay sourced by local makers from a huge basin within the Gifu Prefecture on the main island of Honshu. Each piece, no matter how similar, is unique in itself as it has been skilfully made and glazed by hand.

We are proud to stock a range of thoughtfully designed, New Zealand made products: organic loose leaf tea, shower oil, body butter, bath salts… You will have everything you need to treat yourself to a pampering session in the comfort of your home. Our range of nature-inspired diffusers and candles provide any room with a lovely subtle scent, and a selection of gorgeous Parisian perfumes offer an aroma of luxury. 

Gourmet snacks from our in-house brand Asian Food Republic include delicious caramelised nut medleys, dipping sauces, salt mixes, mini pavlovas, biscotti and more. Handmade and packaged here in Wellington, they make a great addition in any kitchen. A DIY hot sauce kit or fortune cookie kit is the perfect gift for the foodie in your life. 

Amongst our tableware we also stock a variety of furnishings for your home with gorgeous soft throws, versatile lighting options, lanterns, and various vases and baskets that are ideal to use for plants and storage. Our lifestyle and cookbooks are sure to inspire you, and creatively designed games and puzzles are an ideal weekend activity with family. 

The vision for our store was to be a place where people can be inspired by our thoughtfully selected products and enjoy spending time amongst beautifully crafted items.