About Us


Welcome to Matilda & The Metalman, Design Store & More. 

With a a natural eye for styling and design, several reno's and a build under their belt, self taught Luisa and her husband Glyn needed to refurbish their family home after 18 years overseas. They lived in remote Western Australia in company housing with very limited access to interior products along with limitations as to what they were actually permitted to do.

"When we moved back to NZ I went into sensory overload. I was in heaven! I felt there was an abundance of choice again and all right at my fingertips”

Now living the the beautiful Mackenzie District they saw an opening for a store, as there were slim pickings for accessible gifts and interior products between Timaru and Wanaka that weren’t geared towards tourism.

"As styling was in my blood I thought what better way to refurbish our home than to set up a store and immerse ourselves in the world of interiors and all that comes with it”

With her passion for beautiful, functional product & design combined with an aptitude to source unusual products not typically seen in gift/ interior stores, they have grown Matilda & The Metalman into a solid business. 

“We took the chance that other people would also love what we did”

We encourage people to come in store, relax & immerse themselves in products sourced from some of NZ & Australia's best suppliers. Our core values are Warmth, Comfort and Integrity and we aim for that to shine through in every single aspect of our business. We have a small team of very dedicated ladies that will help you in a no pressure approach. 

Mid 2020 they took the next step and started selling online and offering an interior consultancy service in the form of styling rooms.

“It was always going to be a natural progression when the timing was right”

Now that we are in larger premises and expanded our offerings in the way of furniture and interior products, we have the scope to be able to take that next step even further and now serve clients across NZ. We are thrilled to be part of their journey to find the perfect gift or piece of furniture for their space.

We hope you enjoy our products and services as much as we enjoy offering them to you. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Luisa & Glyn

The head of the ship. Down to earth and always happy to chat. Luisa loves beautiful functional products and has a lot of fun sourcing products for the store along with helping clients finish off spaces. She is the contact point for all inquiries, oversees all aspects of running the store.





 Meet Kylie, you will find her lovely smile   in store every Monday, Tuesday and     every other weekend. Kylie is passionate about interiors with a fantastic eye for product. She also helps with the stylist consultancy side of the business, is a peoples person, super friendly and happy to help you!





Eiligh is in charge of our Marketing department and running the online store. Dedicated to strengthening and promoting our brand. She has a passion for interior design and is currently renovating an old farmhouse, you can read more about this in our blogs! 






Mags is our singing superstar, you will likely recognise her from our local performances. As well as being a performer she is also highly knowledgeable in interior styling with    great taste and a great eye for detail. She is energetic and full of life. You will find Mags in store every  Wednesday and every second weekend! 





Anna is our newest recruit in store, she is our Thursday and Friday shop front. Super friendly and helpful she is also a great brain to pick and has just enrolled in an interior design course through the interior design institute. She loves people popping by to chat and is passionate about providing great service.