Industrial Design and Innovation

Gifford Jackson Exhibition Opening & Book Launch – 6th April 2013

Saturday, 6th April 2013

The Depot, 28 Clarence Street, Devonport, Auckland

Saturday, 6th April – 3.00pm-4.30pmImage

The Designers Institute in association with Michael Smythe will be hosting the book launch and exhibition opening to honour the professional practice of Gifford Jackson – the 91-year-old Devonport-based ‘godfather’ of New Zealand industrial designers.

The exhibition will take visitors through a singular lifetime of creative practice with manufactured examples of much of his New Zealand design work on display – including Clearlite baths, Feltonmix showers, a PEC petrol pump, a toy sundial wristwatch and a range of electric fence products.

Gifford’s original Marisol skiff will also be exhibited, along with the beautiful working drawings that have been sold to boat builders around the world. A slide show will take viewers through this inimitable journey and a new book will be available for purchase ($45).

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