Dinosaur Designs goes back to basics with new jewellery collection

Dinosaur Designs launch new jewellery and homewares collection in resin

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Pieces are first sculpted in clay, then sanded by hand to give the smooth, tactile finish
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Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, the duo behind the Sydney-based Dinosaur Designs, have always had a weakness for a dramatic silhouette. Practising artists, they are predominantly drawn to the sleek, glossy potential of resin.

The new ‘Black and White’ collection is a case in point, and here resin is teased into powerful shapes; the Carved Gem necklace clings to the neck while the bold Disc Bangles coil seductively round the wrist.

In this brilliantly bold collection, sterling silver is added to the mix, infusing the aesthetic with a precious element. The metallic accents elevate the pieces beyond Dinosaur Design's typical costume-jewel aesthetic sensibility. ‘We’re always evolving our technique. We have a lot of experience to draw on but there’s endless new ways to discover,’ they say. 

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Jewellery cuts oversized, fun silhouettes; when layered, proportions are unashamedly voluminous 

(Image credit: Dinosaur Designs)

Hannah Silver joined Wallpaper* in 2019 to work on watches and jewellery. Now, as well as her role as watches and jewellery editor, she writes widely across all areas including on art, architecture, fashion and design. As well as offbeat design trends and in-depth profiles, Hannah is interested in the quirks of what makes for a digital success story.