Kahu Design (by Te Rongo Kirkwood) is a New Zealand based studio that specialises in unique hand-made 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 life whereby they strive to create meaningful connections. Based on symbolism and stories that offer an expression of the human need to connect to each other and our environment.
The 'Raranga' series of glass works present traditional Maori weaving patterns which are imbued with symbolism. The designs on a woven Māori cloak for example are an expression of spiritual meaning often relating to ancestral whakapapa and knowledge. These glass pieces with their columns of ‘woven’ colour and light play are an exploration and reference to universal interconnectedness and the underlying hidden order in nature.
Kilnformed and Cold worked Glass Platter
Dimensions: H55 x W280 x L570 mm