New designs from a dinosaur

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The colourful and vast spectrum of Dinosaur Designs' products.

The colourful and vast spectrum of Dinosaur Designs’ products. Image: Geoff Sumner

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The Wink rug from the new Studio collection.

The Wink rug from the new Studio collection. Image: Geoff Sumner

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The aim of the collection was to create rugs in  rich shades of reds as well as cooler blues.

The aim of the collection was to create rugs in rich shades of reds as well as cooler blues. Image: Geoff Sumner

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The Moon rug.

The Moon rug. Image: Geoff Sumner

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A vibrant rug is all you need to liven up a neutral space.

A vibrant rug is all you need to liven up a neutral space. Image: Geoff Sumner

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The Glow rug.

The Glow rug. Image: Geoff Sumner

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Dinosaur Designs also do pastel shades in this collection.

Dinosaur Designs also do pastel shades in this collection. Image: Geoff Sumner

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The Orbit rug.

The Orbit rug. Image: Geoff Sumner

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The Carve rug is more neutral than its counterparts in the Studio collection.

The Carve rug is more neutral than its counterparts in the Studio collection. Image: Geoff Sumner

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The Carve rug.

The Carve rug. Image: Geoff Sumner

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The Mask rug in-situ.

The Mask rug in-situ. Image: Geoff Sumner

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The Mask rug.

The Mask rug. Image: Geoff Sumner

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The Studio collection is the third range that has been designed exclusively for Designer Rugs by Sydney-based Dinosaur Designs. We think it’s the most exciting so far!

Dinosaur Designs was founded 28 years ago by Liane Rossler, Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy (the trio met at art school in Sydney). Since starting as a stall at the Paddington markets, the company has gone from strength to strength, having made a name for itself with hand-finished, resin-cast jewellery that has adorned the likes of Hillary Swank and Alicia Keys (just to name-drop a few). They can also cop to collaborations with Louis Vuitton and Paul Smith, as well as exhibitions at London’s Victoria and Albert museum. 

In 2010, Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy became the creative directors of the company and continued to expand the brand’s creative horizons from jewellery and homewares to rugs. The Studio collection, their third and latest range of floor coverings, is based on angular shapes rather than the more organic forms of the previous two series. Each rug is hand-tufted in New Zealand wool blend, and features the bold colour blocking distinctive to all Dinosaur Designs objects. 

The full range of the Studio collection is available at Designer Rugs and are priced around $3900; designerrugs.com.au


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