Uncompromising in quality and uniquely Māori, Āhua brings you a wide ranging collection of taonga Māori from Māori artists and practitioners throughout Aotearoa. Āhua commissioned me to design a high-end website to match the quality and refinement of their custom art pieces.
High-end Māori art showcase
I designed a fully responsive ecommerce platform to showcase their pieces and artists. Full-screen product image with dynamic slideshows bring the products to life, while a minimal design aesthetic lets the artworks speak for themselves with little distracting adornment. It's a clean and contemporary design meant to bring fine Māori art to a wider online audience and new generation of collectors.
Fully responsive ecommerce
This online art gallery experienced is designed for all screen sizes and all devices, with each view resized and optimised for for desktop, tablet, and mobile. This future-proof ecommerce website will create a beautiful art browsing experience for all Māori art and craft lovers.
A very mobile-aware design approach meant all category and product images and information display in their most optimal format without compromise, regardless of the browsing device.
Detail & craftsmanship
Special care has been taken to craft subtle user interactions for images, buttons, and forms, bringing an extra level of sophistication to the user experience while maintaining a strong brand and high-class aesthetic. On touch devices, product galleries are further enhanced with swipe controls in addition to traditional buttons and thumbnails.
The result is a beautiful website with clear navigation and easy product purchase, an engrossing visual art browsing experience, with sophisticated branding and detailing that breaks away from stale tradition to present Māori art to a new world of collectors.