He is now design director and consultant for Formway Design, a Petone business respected as a major global player in the design of inspirational, leading edge high performance office seating and furniture.
Mark’s design accomplishments with Formway Furniture include the ZAF and LIFE chairs, and the FREE system workstation—all three of which have won prestigious awards both in Australasia and internationally. Mark has consulted for, among others, Philips Electrical, Caltex, Whirlpool, the Ministry of Transport, Citinet Corporation and Methven, on a wide range of design issues. Mark was a member of the New Zealand Government’s Design Taskforce—the formative and strategic body behind Better by Design.
During a visit to the United States in 1993, Danny showed his portfolio to studios in New York and California and began working for Apple Computers. Since then, his contributions to Apple's industrial design team have been recognised by numerous international awards.
During his time studying industrial design at Wellington Polytechnic School of Design, Grant Davidson was introduced to Philips, the largest and most prestigious electronics company in Holland and a global corporation of significance.
Today Mark is the head of industrial design at Fisher & Paykel, a multi-award winning design-led company that produces user-centred products for people around the world.