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Dinosaur Designs' New Collection Is Inspired By Woodland Landscapes

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Earthy tones and woodland textures are brought to life in Dinosaur Designs’ latest collection of homewares and jewellery.

The new range features resin shapes rendered in natural shades of mossy green, sepia, and chalk, that look like they could be formed directly from the forest floor!

27th July, 2022

Large Resin Jugs in Dark Horn, Chalk Swirl and Malachite. ($255) Photo – Nick Tsindos. Styling – Heleena Trahanas

Resin Rock Cup in Dark Horn. ($95) Photo – Nick Tsindos. Styling – Heleena Trahanas

Pairing the range together makes for a unique and sculptural table setting. Photo – Nick Tsindos. Styling – Heleena Trahanas

Medium Resin Skipping Stone Vase ($170) and Large Resin Stone Vase ($220) in Malachite. Photo – Nick Tsindos. Styling – Heleena Trahanas

The Woodland collection’s rings. Photo – Nick Tsindos. Styling – Heleena Trahanas

Resin Rock Bowl ($280) and Short Stone Servers ($110) in Sandy Pearl. Photo – Nick Tsindos. Styling – Heleena Trahanas

Pebble Jars are perfect for stacking. Photo – Nick Tsindos. Styling – Heleena Trahanas

The resin’s organic details are reminiscent of tree rings and wooden knots. Photo – Nick Tsindos. Styling – Heleena Trahanas

Resin Rock Jug in Chalk Swirl and White Marble. ($255). Photo – Nick Tsindos. Styling – Heleena Trahanas

Christina Karras
Wednesday 27th July 2022

‘Woodland is inspired by the colours, textures, and forms of a wooded landscape…It was a joy to create.’

Dinosaur DesignsWoodland collection celebrates the natural world through a new collection of homewares and jewellery.

The collection features the same resin styles we’ve come to know and love from the brand since it launched back in 1985, but in a new colour scheme. After experimenting with bright and pastel tones in recent years, Dinosaur Designs creative director Louise Olsen says this season marks a return to a ‘nourishing, earthy palette.’

‘Woodland is inspired by the colours, textures, and forms of a wooded landscape,’ she notes. ‘It was a joy to create.’

The colours in particular are drawn straight from the great outdoors, blending beautiful tones of sandy pearl, seaweed malachite, mineral, and chalk.

Cast in hand-poured resin, the pieces also echo patterns and textures found in nature with their organic specks and unique swirled details.

Standout new homewares from the Woodland range include the Pebble Jars that resemble piles of stacked stones found on the beach, and the Boulder Grinder for a sculptural way of storing salt and pepper. Matching vases of varying sizes, jars, cups and platters come together to complete a dreamy winter tablescape.

The jewellery embodies the same aesthetic, with a spectacular new Boulder Rock Necklace that layers giant ‘pebbles’ in creams and warm browns. New pendants and drop earrings also glow in polished resin.

Shop Dinosaur Designs’ Woodland collection online or in store.

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