Shane Hansen - Design Junkies
Shane Hansen is an artist, and a furniture and fashion designer of Maori (Tainui, Ngati Mahanga, Ngati Hine), Chinese, Danish and Scottish descent. He draws on his cultural background and the environment to create his work. In 2016 he was commissioned by the NZOC to design the team uniforms and village sculpture for the NZ Rio Summer Olympic Team; in 2014 he was commissioned by Sheppard Cycles to create an original bike to be presented to HRH Prince George during the New Zealand Royal Tour; and in 2010 he was one of five Maori artists selected to create Maori designs for Rugby World Cup 2011; his designs were subsequently licensed for the international market. Hansen is the host of the new TVNZ show, Design Junkies, which began screening this week, in which contestants are challenged to make beautiful creations out of rubbish.