Established in 1985 by power couple Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, Dinosaur Designs offers jewelry and homeware inspired by different aspects of the natural world. The brand has grown organically from the shared, sustainable design philosophy of the two Australian artists, and has extended to a total of eight different branches in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, London, and New York. Collections are released biannually, and each piece is hand-sculpted in their Sydney studio.
The brand’s most recent collection, Moss, is evocative of the “dewy undergrowth of an autumn morning,” and will be available in New York, London, and online stores on August 15, 2016 - just in time for fall. The collection offers continuity of the concept behind the brand, focusing on color and form and drawing inspiration from earth, rocks, and flowers. Unique to the collection are castings in shades of green and dark horn swirl, with added accents of gold and brass to create soothing, balanced hues. Moss features pieces “rendered in shapes that connect directly with nature,” like the new organic ball necklaces and earrings inspired by dewdrops, and paperweights that parallel the contours of smooth stones.
By Sydney Hartzell
Photos Courtesy of Dinosaur Designs