The Art of Dinosaur Designs

Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy

From its humble beginnings as a stall at Sydney's Paddington Markets, Dinosaur Designs has become a beloved Australian brand that has attracted international acclaim. This book celebrates the innovation and inspiration that have, over thirty years, produced a covetable body of homewares and jewellery.

As young art students Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy began selling resin jewellery with a stall at Sydney's Paddington markets. Today they have a business that employs 85 people and nine stores around the world including New York and London. Dinosaur Designs is the name of their jewellery and homewares company, admired around the world for its bold, colourful designs and unique fusion of art and design. Almost every Dinosaur Designs piece is still handmade by artisans in its Sydney studio, because creativity remains at the core of what they do. Over 30 years since founding the business, Olsen and Ormandy are still going strong and their passion and creative flow is more exhilarating than ever. With this book Olsen and Ormandy open their hearts, minds and studio doors, to share their inspirations, ideas and process.

About the Authors:
Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy met while studying at City Art Institute in Sydney (now the COFA, New South Wales) in the early 80s. Today, they are joint creative directors of iconic jewellery and homewares company Dinosaur Designs, renowned the world over for its sculptural resin forms and unique aesthetic. The business employs 85 people, has a studio in Surry Hills and operates nine stores in cities around the world including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, New York and London. Louise Olsen is the daughter of well-known artists John Olsen and Valerie Strong, and Stephen Ormandy is also an artist in his own right.

Dimensions: H 33.5cm x W 25.6cm x D 3.3cm

ISBN: 9781921383960

Publisher: Penguin Australia Pty Ltd

Publication Date: 2016

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 320