In another first for macadamias, an exciting new HUSQUE design premiered at the opening of the 2019 Brisbane Art and Design festival at the Museum of Brisbane – BAD@MoB.
Launched in 2003, HUSQUE is an innovative design product created by Marc Harrison that revolves around the Australian macadamia. HUSQUE is a unique composite material made by milling waste Australian macadamia shell and combining it with polymers to make beautiful objects.
Marc and collaborator Jason Bird have designed a stunning range of interior lights using HUSQUE. Denise Bond, Executive Officer of the Macadamia Conservation Trust, said “Marc is a huge supporter of wild macadamia conservation and has named the new range, MCT1, in honour of the Trust’s exciting new macadamia variety”.
“I was lucky enough to attend the opening of the BAD exhibition and it was wonderful to see the Brisbane glitterati exclaiming at the lights and learning about another aspect of the world’s best nut!”, Denise said.
HUSQUE also makes a range of bowls and serving platters which make beautiful macadamia-themed gifts.
For more info on the festival, visit https://brisbaneartdesign.com.au/badhub/.
Photo credits: Husque downl-lights, Marc Harrison
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