Founded in Wellington by friends of Father Rabbit Tamara and Christopher Tubbs, Hivern is a New Zealand home fragrance company making considered and beautiful products that are much loved by Father Rabbit.
The Hivern name comes from the Catalan word for ‘Winter’, which the couple associate with being cosy at home with their two boys, Sebastian aged 9 and Harvey aged 4. Their drive is to translate memories and emotions into products and experiences.
‘We’ve been lucky enough to spend lots of time travelling around Europe during the last 20 years. Christopher spending summers in Ibiza DJing and me spending a lot of time absorbing culture while working in London and Paris.’ - Tamara.
Their experiences have given them a feel for European elegance seen through a New Zealander’s lens and it’s this aesthetic that they’ve infused into Hivern.
All the scents from the Hivern home fragrance collection are inspired by Tamara and Christopher’s recollections and favourite places. Each candle and room diffuser comes with a curated playlist by Christopher to evoke and accompany the scent memory.
‘For us, lighting a candle and listening to music is a very special and personal pleasure. Sometimes it’s the simple things that positively transform our spaces and moods.’ - Christopher