Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy are the Designers, Creative Directors and Co-founders behind Dinosaur Designs, which has been operating for 28 years. The company prides itself on creating hand made resin and sterling silver jewellery and resin homewares. Each piece is designed by Louise and Stephen and hand made by a group of artisans, in their Sydney studio. Although the homeware and jewellery ranges serve as an obvious function; in the home, or as an accessory on the body, each piece can also be identified as a work of art due to the hand made nature and the way in which colour and form come into play.
Each collection is inspired by art and nature, and demonstrates the intuitive creativity that shapes their distinctive work in jewellery and homewares. With nature being core to their inspiration, Dinosaur Designs also takes responsibility for their environmental footprint and supports environmentally sustainable initiatives, such as Earth Hour and donating to the World Wildlife Fund.
Over the past 28 years Dinosaur Designs has forged an important place in Australian design history and continues to go from strength to strength. They collaborated with international designers such as Louis Vuitton and Paul Smith and had work exhibited at London’s Victoria and Albert museum. Pieces have featured in Carolina Herrera runway shows and have been worn by Kate Winslett, Rachel Weiss, Elle Macpherson, Hillary Swank, Chloe Sevigny, Anna Piaggi, and Alicia Keys.
Louise and Stephen are passionate about design and about providing design solutions which last a life time, ‘When you create a piece from scratch, you really bond with it, that’s why we design pieces to last a lifetime. We’re excited by the new possibilities and creative challenges that designing and hand making each new collection provides. We feel as passionate about Dinosaur Designs today as we did 28 years ago when we started and we’d like to continue for another 28 years.’ Louise Olsen, Designer, Creative Director and Co-founder.
Dinosaur Designs have stores in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and New York as well as an online store.
For more information visit www.dinosaurdesigns.com.au