About Celia Visser Design

Exceptional kitchens, bathrooms & interiors designed
by award winning experts.

The kitchen, bathroom and interior designers at our Auckland based boutique practice provide a comprehensive interior architecture service for high-end residential properties in New Zealand, Australia and The Pacific Islands. Celia Visser, a renowned spatial and interior design expert, leads our qualified team.


At Celia Visser Design we believe it’s crucial to understand the particular needs and desires of each client, so that we can deliver a truly personalised service to an uncompromising high standard.


Inspiring your imagination and providing you with tailor made designs to transform your personal dreams into reality, we pride ourselves on providing excellence in all aspects of our designs, craftmanship and attention to the smallest detail.


Our success is in creating homes that are a sanctuary with soul and a spark of magic, where you can escape life’s everyday demands.


Watch our video below to find out more about us.


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

Our Team
Celia Visser
CKD/CBDNZ PDINZ
Managing and Creative Director

Celia Visser lives and breathes design. Her passion for innovation and quality is matched only by her commitment to client satisfaction. Within the kitchen design industry, she’s respected for consistent excellence that has won her multiple awards.


Celia’s immense real-world experience rests on a foundation of internationally-recognised kitchen, bathroom and spatial design qualifications, gained in New Zealand and overseas.


Celia has been in the design and construction industry for 26 years, and is currently a member of the Certified Designers Society, NKBA and DINZ.  A past Vice President of the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association, she is a regular contributor to the design pages of magazines and newspapers, as well as a practiced public speaker and educator.


Her broad life experiences have given her a special understanding of how homes need to work on both a functional and emotional level for all stages of clients lives. Celia is married to Frank has four sons and eight grandchildren.  She enjoys travel, wine, and art, which she draws on for inspiration in all her designs.


Philippa Hicks
Office/Business Manager

Philippa is the front of house person at the Celia Visser Design studio, being the first port of call for all enquiries in her multi-faceted role as Office/Business Manager.  Prior to working at Celia Visser Design, Philippa was the business manager at The KlickEx Corporation, where she gained extensive experience within the professional services and finance industries at HSBC and Diners Club International.  Philippa ensures the smooth running of the business by taking care of every facet of the Celia Visser Design office, and ensuring that every administrative and financial system is efficient and effective.  


Beyond work, Philippa loves to spend time with her partner and daughter, spending many nights at dance rehearsals and the like.


Margaux Word
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, INTERIOR DESIGN – ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
Designer/CAD Technician

This year we welcomed Margaux to the team at CVD.  Margaux has specialised in kitchens and bathrooms throughout the last 10 years and has worked with many high end clients in america before she settle in NZ with her family.  Margaux is a passionate, talented designer and we are thrilled to have her on board at CVD.


Sara Visser
Marketing & Media Co-ordinator
 

Sara Visser has been with the company for 13 years ongoing.  Celia initially bought her in to start up her accounting & operational systems and she has stayed with the company ever since.  Sara has been involved in all facets of the business over the 10 years and has bought invaluable support and growth to the business since coming onboard.


Since having her children Sara has slowed down a little and is now in the process of working on all of Celia Visser Designs’ marketing and social media development. Sara has a passion for design and still loves seeing every project that we create.  


Jo Harris
DIP INT DESIGN/CAD
Designer/CAD Technician

Jo is Celia’s support person in the design team at Celia Visser Design.  With her diploma in interior design, auto-cad training and 19 years experience, Jo is a passionate and talented designer.


Jo is involved in supporting Celia, from the beginning with conceptual and spatial planning and is often a familiar face on clients sites working closely with clients to ensure all details of our designs are achieved.


Sandrina Huish
AUTO-CAD CAD Technician

Sandrina is our exceptional CAD technician in the design team at Celia Visser Design, she has more than 15 years’ experience in the industry. She has studied interior design, kitchen design and is an advanced Auto Cad Lt technician and is Auto-CAD qualified.


Our Philosophy

The way you like to live, the things you enjoy, your stories and ambitions. These are our inspiration.

Your home is the canvas for your dreams; the stage for life.  It should reflect who you are, how you like to spend your time and the things that bring you pleasure.  This simple but powerful understanding sits at the foundation of our approach to interior and spatial design.  Our aim is to use sustainable and renewable products wherever possible in our designs.


During the 25 year journey of Celia Visser Design, we’ve learned that asking the right questions leads to the right outcome. And every outcome is one-of-a-kind, because it’s built on the needs and desires of the individuality of our clients.


We don’t impose our style on you; we develop a look and feel that is all yours.


Interior design is a discipline that requires constant research, analysis, exploration, experimentation and an immense knowledge of materials, products and trades.  We have to think in three dimensions, and overlay a fourth dimension that is your hopes and objectives.  Achieving a result that lights up your eyes, confirms your identity and finds a place in your heart is our singular mission.


“When I’m solving a challenge or refining a design, the creative process continues until I absolutely know the result is right.”  Celia Visser

Design Process

As every clients project is unique, so are the processes to meet your needs and requirements.

Our contract and design processes are set into phases and modified to a clients requirements. Whether it be Design Only or Design right through to installation and completion, we at Celia Visser Design want your chosen path to be as smooth as possible.


A high percentage of our clients require us to oversee their projects.  We only use qualified trades with impeccable craftmanship, that reinforce the values and standards that we at Celia Visser Design expect.


We would love to discuss your project with you and how we can bring it to life with a Celia Visser Design interior.


Watch our video below


Public Speaking

Give your conference, seminar or workshop a special point of difference.

Celia Visser is an experienced public speaker and educator.


You can engage her to enlighten and educate any audience that’s interested in interior design, spatial design and the art of decoration.


Celia’s specialised knowledge and interesting stories will help to ensure the success of your event.


Contact Celia on (09) 917 1794 to discuss the possibilities.


Auckland Home Show

Celia is a regular speaker each year at the largest homeshow in the southern hemisphere.

This years dates to come….

See also EVENTS for upcoming seminars

Links

Creating a design is one thing, but having high quality components make all the difference in the stunning designs that we achieve time after time, due to our fantastic suppliers.

Here’s some that we have worked with for many years…..