Black Marble is the 2016 showcase collection, by Dinosaur Designs’ Creative Directors Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy.
The collection features a monochromatic palette, with black and white pigment blended to create intricate marble textures, evoking a sense of mystery and drama. Polished and matt surfaces provide contrast, and brass and muted tones of stone white and grey add fresh accents. In the homewares, boulder forms dominate, and classic Dinosaur Designs shapes such as the Earth Bowl and Pebble Vase take on dark, charcoal hues marbled with white. There are two additions to the range, a new brass rock ornament and a brass vase; artful statement pieces which add a golden accent to the Black Marble collection.
In the jewellery range, organic petal and pebble inspired motifs create dramatic yet wearable pieces. Black Marble incorporates iconic shapes from collections such as Rainforest and Flower, brought together under a unifying colour palette.
Says Louise Olsen of the collection, “It has been wonderful to explore the complexity and beauty of black marble through resin, and to work with a darker colour palette. It’s always so surprising how much a form is changed by its colour and texture. The Black Marble casting has brought a completely different look and feel to some of our classic shapes and styles, and I love that its mood is quite different to the rest of the Dinosaur Designs collection.”
Black Marble will be available in Dinosaur Designs’ Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, New York, London and online stores from 1st March 2016. Internationally renowned photographer Hugh Stewart shot the collection flower by Tracy Deep Floral Sculptures