In addition to our successful AUT student Best Awards entries, we would like to congratulate designer and AUT lecturer Clark Bardsley on winning a Bronze Award for his tongue-in-cheek design “Arm Chair“. “‘Arm’ is not another chair; it is an anti-chair. It celebrates nonsense, and gleefully breaks the chair design rule book. It is not comfortable; in fact, it cannot be sat on. It is the outline or symbol of a chair, produced in fine American Oak.” Clark has an impressive […]
With the start of the year’s second semester, last week saw the kickoff of five new projects within the product design department. The first years are starting on a Design Thinking based project with Miranda Smitherim and Oscar Fernandez as well as the Material Reuse project with Clark Bardsley and Alain Brideson. The second year students will be collaborating with Douglas and Bec on an artisan design project under the watchful eye of Nick Charlton. They will also be working on […]
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Head along to this great event, Featuring our very own lecturer Clark Bardsley Design, and Trestle Union. This exhibition is a collection of great designers, aiming to initiate conversations about waste. Check out the flyer below with all the information. Opening night is Tuesday 14th October from 5:30pm, but the exhibition runs from the 14-18th. Located in Allpress Gallery, 8 Drake St, Freeman’s Bay.
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Our very own lecturer Clark Bardsley featured in Designboom featuring his work with New Zealand design brand Essenze. Clark’s work includes a range of stools and a coffee table with the uniquely wrinkled steel tube design. Imperfections are something designers generally shy away from in favour of spotless seamless perfection. But Clark’s designs acknowledge such imperfections as a new way of thinking to challenge this preconception of good design, resulting in unique beautiful furniture. Great Work. Check out the clarks work on […]
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Welcome to Clark Bardsley who has joined us in a part time position. Clrak “is a New Zealand born and educated designer who has recently returned from working in London. There he was a Senior Designer for acclaimed British studio PearsonLloyd – recently named as one of the ‘50 People Shaping the Future’ by Fast Company. This experience, together with his previous in-house role at historic New Zealand brass-ware brand Methven, means Clark has a broad understanding of design in a variety of applications.”