Conversation with Dinosaur Designs

*Win a subscription to Habitus Magazine*: Co-founder of Dinosaur Designs, Stephen Ormandy, reveals the fascinating history behind the internationally acclaimed brand

18 Dec 2009

“You can tell it’s not machine-made,” says Ormandy of the unique, almost sculptural work of Dinosaur Designs. “And I think that’s really important that we maintain the feeling of the sculptor.”

Ormandy’s reflections, avidly soaked up by a rapt audience, mark the first of many conversations which will take place as part of the Habitus Conversation Series.

It was an intimate and friendly discussion between Ormandy and his audience, punctuated by shared laughter and topical questions.

Many of those who attended would have read the story on Ormandy in the latest issue of Habitus (Issue 06), and the Conversation event brought Ormandy’s story to life in an entirely new and multi-dimensional way.

When asked about the handmade process for which Dinosaur Designs is so famous, Ormandy responded, “It’s as if the hand leaves a poem, and that poem is read by the person who picks it up.

It’s a sense that is passed on from the hand of the maker, to that of the owner.

The Habitus Conversation Series is a continuation of the stories and conversations captured between the pages of Habitus magazine. The Series breathes new life into each story, giving design hunters the opportunity to interact and engage with their counterparts one-on-one.

Special thanks go to Corporate Culture who hosted the first Habitus Conversation Series event held in Sydney, and our event partner, Stoneleigh Wines.

You can read the article on Stephen Ormandy in Habitus 06, page 57.

If you missed out on our first conversations evening, don’t despair. You can send in your questions to Stephen Ormandy by clicking here

The best 5 questions received by Friday 22 January 2009 will be answered by Stephen and published online, as well as receiving a one-year subscription to Habitus magazine.

Don’t delay, pose your question to Stephen now

Photography by Fiona Susanto