With a three-decade career designing iconic homewares and jewellery under their belts, Dinosaur Designs‘ creative directors Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, have today launched their latest collection, Rainforest.
An evolution of their previous collections, which have referenced birds, flowers, seeds, earth and stones, Rainforest evokes the moisture and warmth of the tropical rainforest, with bright accents and tonal greens, and the solid earthen tones of wood and stone from the forest floor. “Nature has always been a core inspiration,” explains Louise. “So it only seemed fitting that a collection inspired by rainforests — a lush environment full of wonder and full of life — should mark our anniversary.”
The homewares collection is dominated by very large-scale bowls, platters and servers, and by popular demand, the signature ‘pebble’ pepper grinder returns, this time accompanied by a salt grinder. The jewellery is a delicate balance of boldness and finesse, with accents of gold and brass, and exciting new cuff and drop earring styles.
The Rainforest collection also reflects Louise and Stephen’s deep respect and concern for the future of rain and old-growth forests. The world’s rainforests are home to 50 percent of the earth’s plants and animals, and act as the planet’s thermostat by regulating temperatures and weather patterns. Highly endangered, Dinosaur Designs have decided to help support rainforest preservation by donating a percentage of the collection’s sales to the Australian Conservation Foundation to support their Great Dividing Range Campaign.