To celebrate 30 years, Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy present a collection that proves why they've been at the forefront of Australian design for so long
With a campaign as visually arresting as the pieces themselves (shot by none other than Bart Celestino with creative director Mark Vassallo), Rainforest is one of the design duo's most striking collections yet. Quintessentially Dinosaur Designs, the jewellery collection is explosively expressive yet strangely simple - bursts of brilliant turquoise resin dangle from fine brass thread; fluid gold pendants contrast with stacks of bold bangles.
The range is inspired by the colours and forms of the rainforest, from wild orchids to lush foliage, seed pods and stones. "Nature has always been a core inspiration," says Olsen. "It seemed fitting that a collection inspired by rainforests - a lush environment full of wonder and full of life - should mark our anniversary." Solidifying the connection, Olsen and Ormandy will donate a percentage of the collection's sales to the Australian Conservation Foundation's Great Dividing Range Campaign, which works to preserve the old-growth forests in the region.
Rainforest hits Dinosaur Designs boutiques and their online store today; find it at dinosaurdesigns.com.au.