New Zealand Modern: A Different Angle

The modern movement in New Zealand, like Australia, is arguably
one of the design world’s best kept secrets. I have featured NZ modernist designs
before on the blog and the more I research the NZ Modernist Movement, the more
examples I find of innovative design objects and architecture.

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Whether it’s the exceedingly beautiful and innovative furniture by
Architect group Brenner and Associates (see above), who offered a full design
service, or the stunning simplicity of lamps and tables (see below) by John Crichton,
NZ Modern is continuing to garnish a lot of interest amongst collectors
and enthusiasts of post-war design.

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One of my favourite designs is the ‘Cloud’ Coffee Table (see below)
produced for  the Jon Jansen furniture Store.

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If you are interested in NZ Modernist architecture, then check out the range
of outstanding publications by researcher by Dr. Julia Gately.

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Long Live the Modern: New Zealand’s New Architecture, 1904-1984.
Edited by Julia Gately

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Group Architects: Towards a New Zealand Architecture.
Edited by Julia Gately

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Athfield Architects
by Julia Gately

For more NZ Modern check out  

Mr. Bigglesworthy: For The Love of Design

Christchurch Modern

Docomomo New Zealand

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One thought on “New Zealand Modern: A Different Angle

  1. Lovely to catch up again with your great research Dean. I wonder if you were also aware of Douglas Lloyd Jenkins’ 2004 title `At Home: a century of New Zealand design’. Check a library close to your work!

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