My book chose not to cover contemporary Maori design because it is not as strong in product design as it is in craft/object design, graphic design, architecture, interior design, landscape design and fashion design as well as literature, music, theatre, dance and film. New things are happening, however, as can be seen at the following websites: http://www.ngaaho.maori.nz http://www.maoriart.org.nz
Designarc is an embryonic concept of potential benefit to all participants in the design process. Financial support from sources valuing its existence is required to make this happen.
The Book - New Zealand By Design
Product design is what we make of ourselves. It shapes and shows who we are. It is the manufactured manifestation of our culture. NEW ZEALAND BY DESIGN richly illustrates the way product design has been formed by the isolation of the country most recently inhabited by 'tool making animals'. It will inform, entertain, intrigue and surprise readers interested in Kiwi heritage, creativity, culture, economics, politics, technology, industry and the deeply driven need for human beings to design better lives.
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