These two candlesticks on a polished surface were too tempting at the Urbis Design Day. The display was at Essenze in Parnell (285 Parnell Road), the work is by MoAD (Ministry of Art and Design, a creative collective founded by Zekiah Heath and Aroha Lewin). Here is the manifesto from the MoAD website:
“To enhance and encourage growth and innovation in the NZ craft/object creative sector by delivering high quality arts experience that a local and international market.
To support and nurture emerging designers and design brands by providing networking and business opportunities in a professional environment.
To celebrate artists and designers who are acknowledged for the quality of their work.
Strong emphasis is placed on quality rather than quantity and encouraging people to buy NZ made.”
Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.