Dinosaur Designs is an iconic Australian design brand straddling both fashion and homewares with their original and instantly recognisable resin pieces. Their joyful love of colour is hugely infectious and as a result, their pieces are highly collectable and coveted the world over.
Started around thirty years ago by Louise Olsen, Stephen Ormandy and Liane Rossler making jewellery from fimo and then resin, the business has evolved into a global business but still has it's roots firmly where it all began with each piece designed and 95% of it made in their Sydney headquarters.
The prolific studio has just launched their latest collection 'Flower', designed by Louise who has captured the essence of flowers with their flowing sculptural lines in strong vivid colours as well as in soft delicate hues.
Louise says "The collection is about the unexpected sense of nature. It plays on the wonderment that flowers give us through their form, colour and scent"
Dramatic variations in the resin evoke the speckles in spotted orchids and the spoons below have a distinctly stamen-like apprearance.
The Flower collection consists of 34 new jewellery designs (including stunning accessories for your hair) as well as 11 homeware pieces.
Dinosaur Designs have collaborated with Louis Vuitton, Paul Smith, Tony Maticevski, and Romance was Born, to name a few. Their pieces are part of museum collections and have been worn by high profile celebs from Hilary Swank, Chloe Sevigny to Kate Winslet and Kylie.
Less well known but arguably more laudable (in our humble opinion) is their commitment to being totally grounded, keeping 95% of production local and giving back to the community. Dinosaur Designs support numerous organisations and charities from art, music, dance, literature and environmental organisations.
Making no apology for our rather obvious design crush, we will be scurrying to one of their 7 stores to get a closer look. Incidentally, the London Store is based at the Ham Yard Hotel (regular readers will have seen a recent blog about this here) which is a most fitting location as it's inimitable owner/designer Kit Kemp also is renowned for embracing vibrant colour to create decorative harmony!