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)


Te Atatu Me: photographs of an urban New Zealand village
John B. Turner. Historical essay by Grant Cole.

PhotoForum Inc, Auckland and Turner PhotoBooks, Auckland/Beijing, 2015.
Produced with the support of Creative New Zealand.

Now available through Rim Books:

Te Atatu Me: photographs of an urban New Zealand village is a personal portrait of West Auckland’s Te Atatu Peninsula by John B. Turner, the noted New Zealand photographer, teacher and editor of PhotoForum.

Recorded over a seven year period from 2005 to 2011, Turner’s documentary photographs celebrate the character and pulse of … Continue reading