About us


Hive was founded in 2017 by Shaun Houcke as a shop for people who want to buy less, but better.

“I wanted to open a homeware store selling everyday items and objects, with an emphasis on simplicity and good design. I believe that everyday objects form part of the ritual of life and that the good design of these objects can improve the everyday.”

“Before I started to put together our first collection, I spent time outlining the values I wanted Hive to hold. I felt it was important to have a benchmark of ideals that we could use to assess everything we did and the products we would stock. Today these values are still at the centre of what we do and will continue to be – however the business grows.”