Design Generation

Peter Haythornthwaite c.1980 with his är’ti-fakt-s FlipFile


Design Generation: How Peter Haythornthwaite shaped New Zealand’s design-led enterprise
 written by Michael Smythe, has just gone to print.  With an introduction and interview by Michael Barrett, this book tells the story of one of New Zealand’s most influential industrial designers. Spanning five decades, Design Generation documents the development of Haythornthwaite’s career as a designer through his education, employment and private practices and his notable contribution to the wider field of design as an industry leader.  Vivid case studies of Haythornthwaite’s work illustrate the extraordinary breadth of design projects he developed, many of which will be familiar for the reader.

It will be launched with an exhibition in March 2018 as part of Objectspace’s Masters of Craft series, Design Generation charts the development and maturation of industrial design as a discipline in New Zealand along with the increasingly globalised forces that have influenced the way things are designed, produced and consumed in this part of the world.

200 pages – fully illustrated, hard-bound, 245x245mm

ISBN  978 0 994 13069 3  (March 2018)