“We make things that we ourselves need but struggle to find,” explain George Wilkins and William McCallum. The Tauranga, New Zealand–based duo connected in college, where the two business majors discovered a toolshed on campus and a shared love of tinkering. They sold their initial pieces outside the school library, and post-grad set up the George & Willy workshop in a boat shed.
That was just a few years ago and since then, they’ve been busy tackling all sorts of household basics, from pegboards to laundry racks: “the kinds of things you’d be stoked to find in your granddad’s shed,” they say. Join us for a look at George and Willy’s world.It’s available in a range of sizes, and comes with powder-coated aluminum fittings in black or white. This one, with a 224-millimeter-long bracket (approximately 8.8 inches) is $103 USD, and includes a roll of brown paper and mounting screws. The rollers fit universal kraft paper rolls. George & Willy designs are all made in the duo’s New Zealand studio and most flatpack for efficient shipping.