M A D Maori Art Design® was formed in 2007 as a interior design company. From 2015, we became a retailer offering our own in-house design collections, with our online store launch in 2015.
Since 2015, our focus has been on building our business and identity as one of New Zealand’s lifestyle brands. We envision M A D Maori Art Design becoming a major contributing archiver of New Zealand visual culture: celebrating New Zealand’s heritage, indigenous and contemporary art and design.
Chief Executive Officer + Design Lead
Christina Clarke has been the Managing Director since 2007 and the Chief Executive Officer and Design Lead since November 2015 for M A D Maori Art Design. Christina has held various roles in fashion, children’s and interior design companies within New Zealand, including her prior fashion business, DSYN 2001-2009.
Christina is a registered Pae Tahi Maori Design Practitioner with Ngā Aho, a national network of Maori Design Professionals represented in fields across the creative industries.
Christina is also working towards consolidating her creative, management and community base to achieve a Masters in Maori Visual Arts with the eventual self-named Doctorate, Pūtaiao Maori supported by her background in Ngā Toi Maori, Mau Rakau, Rongoa Maori and a strong interest in Tatai Arorangi. All of which, contribute but not limited to, the core design inspirations for M A D Collections.