Frances Nation is a homeware and gift store focused on Aotearoa-made goods, and located at the historic Christchurch Arts Centre in central Ōtautahi Christchurch. Established in 2017 by Tessa Peach the shop is named after her grandmother who valued functionality and quality in all things. At Frances Nation we offer a collection of useful, well designed goods all made right here in New Zealand. From tool boxes to ceramics and hand-forged fire pokers - the creators we work with are dedicated to their particular craft or industry, often choosing to make one thing exceptionally well. We also have a number of exclusive Frances Nation products, conceived in collaboration with some of our makers. Right next door to our homewares shop is Frances Nation Cafe, offering coffee, pastries, sandwiches and real fruit ice cream.