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The Clever Design Store



Welcome to theclever: a website showcasing all things clever by design.


At theclever, you will find a market place created for a design-hungry audience. Our aim is to provide a one-stop-shop, where you can hunt for unique ideas that are considered in their design and beautifully crafted. Here you will meet a group of talented designers from New Zealand and around the world. You can read their stories, buy their products and follow them through our social channels. You can also keep up to date with the latest design news from where ever that may be, through our newsletters and blog posts.

We curate our product range with works that are contemporary, unique and have something clever about them. Our quest is to find those talented designers wherever they are. So if you believe you have what it takes, please go directly through theclever: designer application on the site.

Founded in 2014 by former advertising creative Paul Kayser (and backed by a passionate team), theclever: has evolved from cleverbastards, the first design website to celebrate New Zealand designers and sell their work.

Now like-minded creatives from other countries are invited to join our growing marketplace of contemporary design.

So please join us and sign up for our newsletters and special discounts. We look forward to having you onboard. And YES, we do ship worldwide!


Meet the clever:team



Anna McCormick

theclever: office manager

Paul Kayser

theclever: team leader

Dusty Boy

theclever: head of security


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