About Frances Nation

Frances Nation Home and Frances Nation Grocer are stores with a focus on New Zealand made products, both located at 28 Worcester St at the historic Arts Centre, in central Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa.

Frances Nation Home was established in 2017 by Tessa Peach, named for her grandmother who valued functionality and quality in all things. This flagship store offers a collection of useful, well designed New Zealand-made goods, from tool boxes to hand-thrown ceramics and hand-forged fire pokers. The creators we work with are dedicated to their particular craft or industry – most do one thing, and one thing well.

Our selection seeks to celebrate the rich diversity of excellent design and artisanal craft in Aotearoa. We also have a number of exclusive Frances Nation products, conceived in collaboration with some of our favourite makers.

Frances Nation Grocer launched in 2020, offering locally roasted coffee, real fruit ice cream and sandwiches to go, along with excellent artisanal New Zealand made food and North Canterbury wine. You can read more about the grocer here

90 seconds with Tessa Peach