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Oliver Kraft   MDes-Master of Design

Kaupapa Whanau

Tamaki Makaurau Co-Design, Project Management and Strategy, Art, Design

Oliver Kraft studied Jazz Guitar in Switzerland. He played in live bands, composed music and produced several albums and soundtracks. In 1992, Oliver started working for the Vitra Design Museum in Germany where he eventually became Head of the Educational Department. In cooperation with the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, he established and directed international design workshops for the two museums that continue successfully in France to date (www.boisbuchet.org). Oliver also freelanced for a production company producing and directing documentary films about design, art and architecture.
 
In 2000, Oliver was invited to New Zealand to curate design exhibitions when he fell in love with the country and its people and decided to settle and start a family here. He established and directed the design label Purple South, that produced and exported NZ inspired and locally manufactured furniture. Oliver lectured design at Unitec, where, in 2013, he completed his Masters in Design with honours for prototyping an indigenous eco-label for Maori fisheries. Oliver is a founding member of film production collaborative Sunyard as well as holistic interior design firm Regenesis Design.


m  029 200 2991
e  hello@purplesouth.com
ph  09 818 4393
w  www.regenesisdesign.co.nz
fax  029 200 2991

Oliver Kraft Regenesis Design

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