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I stumbled into this design exhibition located in a temporary space just around the corner from our office; “The NZ Art & Design Week” organised by M.O.A.D. (the “Ministry of Art & Design”). No, it’s not a new cultural department set up by our government; MOAD exists as an independent artists’ collective and a tool to help promote awareness of rising New Zealanders from all creative fields.
Emphasizing and educating people on the value and quality of good design, it held its inaugural “NZ Art & Design Week” exhibition showcasing 30 artists and creatives from a myriad range of fields; ranging from furniture design to photography and just about everything in between. These artists also range in experience, from final year local design students to established commercial designers.
A very impressive show with some great things I would’ve happily taken home, and plenty of items sold. Great to see such talent emerging from our country, and people still placing value and buying good design/art in a climate like this.
Martin Horspool. Recycled scrap materials into robots.
The Boiler Room. Fantastic series of furniture reappropriated from old industrial sites and institutions.
Union Made Furniture.
I think this is Douglas+Bec / Workroom Design. The floor lamp was my favourite item in the show.
Auckland Print Studio.
Dawn McCarthy, ceramic artist.
If you’d like to enquire more about any of these products, the show unfortunately has come to an end, but you can reach out to the people at MOAD here or email email@example.com, and they can put you in touch with the individual designers.