Mash.T Design Studio | 2020 Round Up
What’s new at Mash.T Design Studio? Here we share a 2020 Round-Up from this innovative design studio with the latest news and products for the home.
Mash.T Design In A Parisian Museum
We’re thrilled to announce that two of Mash T. Design Studio’s pieces have been acquired for the permanent collection of the Musée des Arts Decoratifs (MAD) in Paris, making Mash.T the first South African artist to be represented in the museum.
The Tutu Lamp, and Mjojo Cabinet form part of the museum’s first exhibit, Un Printemps Incertain, which opened on 18 November. The Mjojo Cabinet was created last year for an exhibition at Galleria Bonne Esperance, a Parisian gallery dedicated to South African art and design.
The Mjojo cabinet’s wacky design was inspired by the commonly used water storage Jojo tanks. The MAD Paris purchase of the Tutu and the Mjojo cabinet is an important milestone for the studio, and also for recognition of the incredible craftsmanship here in South Africa.
The New Homeware Range
Nobody needs reminding that 2020 has been a year of radical shift. And it’s no exception at Mash.T. With all of us spending so much time at home, the team was inspired to turn their focus to designing products for the homeowner.
It’s an exciting new direction and they are thrilled at the prospect of bringing Mash.T into homes. As part of the new homeware range, these lights – the PacMan, Dome and Star pendant are exciting additions, as well as Flute – a range of terrazzo side tables.
Early in the New Year, the Studio will also be adding e-commerce functionality to their website, so you’ll be able to shop these beauties from the comfort of your home.
The Bright Light Sculpture
At MashT, products are designed with a specific goal in mind. To create a contemporary South African aesthetic that melds design and traditional crafts. At the centre of this, is a desire both to share the cultural experiences and narratives specific to the context of growing up in South Africa and also to create income-generating opportunities for the craftspeople and artisans that they work with. Which is why the team is extremely proud to announce the launch of the Bright Light Sculpture.
Made in collaboration with fine art beading studio and longtime collaborators, Qaqambile Bead Studio, this light embodies MashT’s goals of helping not only to support artisans, but also to shift the perspective of traditional crafts to that of a highly valuable skillset.
Get in touch to find out how to order the Bright Light Sculpture.
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