Best of the Best Designers Speak® 2023 - AKL4 - Video - Paku

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Johnson Witehira & James Prier - Paku

Paku Gardening Tools
While playing with his son at Kohanga Reo, Johnson noticed something that bothered him. None of the tools the kids were playing with - trowels, small shovels and forks - connected to his culture or Aotearoa. Johnson mentioned this observation to his friend and fellow designer James Prier. James showed up at Johnson's doorstep three months later with several rough prototypes of timo, toki, kāheru and kō in hand. This simple but powerful design project that weaves together te taiao and tamariki in a fun and engaging way.

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