Design + Product Development, School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Natasha holds a Master of Technology in Product Development and a background in interior and industrial design. She has worked in the design and development of interiors and architectural products, from furniture to specialist fasteners for 25 years. Over the last 7 years Perkins' main R&D programme has been the development of acoustic forms with local manufacturers, one of which won an international Red Dot Award in 2010. She has exhibited acoustic prototypes at the Milan Furniture Fair and Osaka in 2010 that received positive feedback from architects and specifiers that design public and learning space environments. This work led to the Sound Concepts research project that developed and tested 3D acoustic forms for use in primary school classrooms and public spaces. A key objective for this on-going research is to create environmental solutions through design inquiry that challenge the notions of traditional acoustic treatments within interiors. Natasha is of Ngāti Porou and Te Whānau-ā-Apanui descent
Contemporary Maori Art Forms
BY NATASHA PERKINS
@ VOL 108
ON NOV 06, 2013
Natasha Perkins and her team created a structure and is inspired by the New Zealand Maori practice of weaving.. Their structure is recyclable and was created using interlocking pieces, and was meant to be a place of thought, inspiration. Watch to see how they did it.