Kahu Design is an Auckland based studio that specialises in unique hand-made glass pieces intimately connected with nature and NZ heritage. In a world of mass produced generic, price based production, Kahu Design is inspired by a philosophy of creating meaningful connections through quality handcrafted artwork. Their pieces use symbolism to convey ideas that are important to the New Zealand story.
HURUHURU: This range has been inspired by native New Zealand birds; The huia, kakapo, kotuku and kaka. For Māori certain birds are culturally and spiritually significant. Their feathers often denoted prestige and mana. Māori chiefs wore the kahuhuruhuru (feather cloak) made from the feathers of the most beautiful birds.