Dean Norton

Melbourne, Australia

Dean Norton develops products that consider form, function, refined detailing, and harmony in materials. Drawing inspiration from a number of contemporary Influences, he strives to create enduring pieces that connect on an emotional level, merging a balance between art and design whilst maintaining a minimalist design aesthetic. 

Born and raised in Essex, England, Dean originally studied graphic design before continuing his journey as an interior designer, graduating in 2008 with a bachelor of arts degree (Hons) in Retail Interior Design from The University of Arts London.

As a part of working on small and large scale interior design briefs across the UK, Europe, and Australia, he often designed custom pieces specifically for his clients which eventually inspired him to develop his skills further in furniture and object design.

Now based in Melbourne, Dean launched his own design practice in 2017 with an ethos to create authentic locally made pieces.

// Concave Convex Mirror

Concave Convex Mirror is an open edition piece created for Alt Material Exhibition, part of NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) Melbourne Design Week 2020. The brief was to design an object of use in response to the theme DUCTILITY, exploring materiality and fabrication, reimagining our relationship with a ductile material and its adaptability. Concave Convex Mirror is an illusion piece, demonstrating movement within a brittle, non-ductile material, challenging the viewers perception of form when approach / viewed from different angles. When viewed at eye level from left to right at a 45° angle, the mirror appears to bend inwards and protrude outwards, reflecting the curved form of the outer steel frame.

// Mood Coffee Zinc

Mood Coffee Zinc is a visually light sculpturally strong table coated in a finish that elevates form and celebrates colour. The base is plated in a Zinc coating, a performative finish which allows the piece to reflect the colours and tones of its surroundings, providing a delicate alteration in its chromatic form, uniting with and enhancing the space in which it sits.

// Mood Side Zinc

Mood Side Zinc is a visually light sculpturally strong table coated in a finish that elevates form and celebrates colour. The base is plated in a Zinc coating, a performative finish which allows the piece to reflect the colours and tones of its surroundings, providing a delicate alteration in its chromatic form, uniting with and enhancing the space in which it sits.

Dean Norton

website          deannorton.com.au

instagram       deannorton

city                Melbourne, Australia

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