Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, Creative Directors and Co-founders of Dinosaur Designs have created a brand synonymous with luxurious, unique, resin and precious metal jewellery and homewares.
Their pieces are characterised by a warmth and tactility only possible by making each resin piece by hand in their studio. Olsen and Ormandy are constantly inspired by nature. Olsen says: “There is something beautiful about the time things take to evolve and perfect in the natural world”. Inspiration comes from coral clusters, polished river stones and tropical rainforest, and also from the world of art, with some pieces referencing the colour field painting and sculptures of the 20th century.
During their three-decade career designing, Olsen and Ormandy have taken their unique designs around the world and have representation in stores and galleries around the world including Net-A-Porter, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Bergdorf Goodman to name a few. They have 10 stores in total across Australia, London and New York.
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Here at Habitusliving, we are grateful to be in the presence of remarkable design pieces on an everyday basis.
The beauty of nature has always been calming and fruitful source of inspiration for design, and with Wildflower, Dinosaur Designs channels it into true beauty.
In collaboration with leading Australian rug company, Designer Rugs, Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy of Dinosaur Designs, unveil the new artistic Olsen + Ormandy rug collection.
Having always been inspired by natural forms, Dinosaur Designs recent Riverstone range explores the beauty of rocks and pebbles.
The smooth and rocky forms found on the riverbeds have inspired Dinosaur Designs’ latest collection of jewellery and homewares, Riverstone.
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Adding a creative touch to any interior can be done through a selection of fine, bold and quirky designs. Habitus loves the following statement pieces.
Across the vastly varying climatic conditions of the Indo Pacific, one thing that unites us is the desire to be connected to the outdoors. Wherever your locality lies these pieces will help you feel at home in the outdoors.
This waterfront retreat designed by iconic Australian-Japanese architect Koichi Takada is the epitome of an Australian dream home, adorned with a private beach, garden and open-plan living.
Celebrating 30 years of creativity, Australian design duo Dinosaur Designs launched their first book, The Art of Dinosaur Designs with much excitement at the Olsen Irwin Gallery.
Following the success of their first and second collaborations in 2006 and 2010, Designer Rugs and Dinosaur Designs have released The Studio Collection.
Sydney’s Tim Olsen Gallery is currently holding an exhibition by homewares and jewellery maestro Dinosaur Designs co-founder Stephen Ormandy bringing together a collection of bold, bright design oriented art works inspired by the natural world and imbued with a sense of joie de vivre.
Dinosaur Designs’ flagship Queensland store offers a full range of jewellery and homewares in a colourful, inviting setting.
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Habitusliving.com Editor, Ben Morgan, visits the creative couple responsible for one of Australia’s most loved design brands.
Introducing the latest additions to the Dinosaur Designs Woven Image collaboration.