April - Dinosaur Designs launched its Ocean collection
February - Dinosaur Designs designed and produced the trophies for Tropfest
January - Dinosaur Designs launched The Art of Black & White collection
December - Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy report on behalf of Vogue Living at Design Miami and Art Basel Miami.
November - Dinosaur Designs launched its Dream collection
Dinner of Dreams- to celebrate the Dream collection, Dinosaur Designs held its first intimate dinner hosted in its Strawberry Hills studio
Dinosaur Designs supports the Evolve Awards
October - Dinosaur Designs supports the Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition
September - Louise Olsen collaborates with Louis Vuitton to produce an Amble focusing on art and design in Sydney.
August - Dinosaur Designs launched its Sorbet colour palette.
May - Dinosaur Designs launched their Earth collection. A percentage of sales will be donated to the WWF.
February - Dinosaur Designs launched their Plum collection.
The company opens a new store in the Wintergarden, Brisbane.
Dinosaur Designs supports Earth Hour.
Dinosaur Designs supports Tropfest.
November - Dinosaur Designs launched their Abstract collection
August - Dinosaur Designs launched their Naturals collection
April - Dinosaur Designs launched their Insects collection
February -Dinosaur Designs launched their Fresh collection
Exhibits at GOMA, Queensland.
Iain Halliday’s design for Dinosaur Designs’ New York store wins the award for ‘Best Commercial Interior’ at the inaugural Belle Interior Design Awards.
Officially launch the New York Store, May 16.
The company opens a new store in Melbourne’s premier shopping destination, the GPO
Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy become sole Creative Directors/Directors of Dinosaur Designs.
Dinosaur Designs New York relocated to, 211 Elizabeth Street, (cnr of Prince). Store designed by Ian Halliday.
Refit the Strand Arcade store. Store designed by Ian Halliday.
November - Dinosaur Designs launched Bones Collection. Photographed by Luke Irons. Styled by Jillian Davison, Harpers Bazaar's fashion director. Design by Marita Leuver.
August - Dinosaur Designs launched Coral Sea collection.
April - Dinosaur Designs launched Moon collection. Photographed by Rex Dupain. Graphic Design by David Band.
February - Dinosaur Designs launched Spice collection.
Donation to the Cancer Council of just under $10,000 from the Sun collection of 2009.
Dinosaur Designs created their first range of gift cards.
Dinosaur Designs created their second collection of rugs for Designer Rugs, with a range consisting of 6 new rugs. An opening night party was held at the Tim Olsen Gallery in Woollahra.
Dinosaur Designs bangles were worn by Jessica Alba in the December issue of Elle USA.
Dinosaur Designs Supernova necklace was worn by Venus Williams in the July issue of Essence magazine.
Dinosaur Designs jewellery was worn by the models at the Bec & Bridge runway show at this years Rosemount Australian Fashion week, the show was styled by Michelle Jank. Dinosaur Designs loaned products for the Harpers Bazaar fashion show at Melbourne Fashion week.
Dinosaur Designs supports Earth Hour by turning off all our lights and using candles.
Dinosaur Designs annual COFA award winner was Stephanie Hazelwood.
Featured on Random Acts of Kindness on Channel 9.
Dinosaur included in ‘In Vogue -50 years of Australian Style’ publication that celebrated the 50th anniversary of Vogue Australia. Dinosaur founders and directors receive 2008 UNSW Alumni Award for outstanding achievements of UNSW alumni in the area of Arts.
Dinosaur pieces loaned for the Australian Museum ‘Egyptian Treasures’ Exhibition.
Included in ‘Rug Up’ exhibition at Government House as part of Sydney Design.
Created pieces for Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.
Loaned homewares for the Armani Dinner at the Sydney Theatre Company.
Produced NSW Premier's History Awards. Created the awards for and supported the Sydney Writers Festival 2009. Inclusion in the 20th Anniversary issue of AGIdeas publication.
Creation of Sydney Film Festival Awards.
Donated a percentage of sales from the Fungi Collection to the Australian Conservation Foundation for the protection and restoration of the environment through education and research.
Donated a percentage of sales from the Bird Collection to the WWF Gouldian Finch Campaign.
Supports Earth Hour 2009.
Expansion of 585 Elizabeth Street studio.
Launch of first online gift registry at www.dinosaurdesigns.com.au
Opening of ‘Extinct’ sale store at 585 Elizabeth Street.
Included in Leading Lights Exhibition at Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Paddington November 6 - 29.
Supports the launch of the Sydney Festival.
Pieces included in FREESTYLE New Australian Design for Living exhibition 10 May - 29 June 2008 La Triennale di Milano Design Museum.
Homewares included in the winning display by Jamie Durie at the Chelsea Flower Show, UK.
Support The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival December 4th - 7th 2008.
Create special awards and VIP author book marks for the Sydney Writers Festival.
Present their annual award for an outstanding graduating CoFA student to Ruby Taylor.
Presents the IF Award for Best Music to Amanda Brown, November 13th.
Produces the awards for the Australian Ballet Awards November 26. Dancer of the year is Kevin Jackson.
Dinosaur Designs makes the Bombay Sapphire Designs Discovery Awards presented to Trent Jansen and Ilias Fotopoulos.
Makes the awards and VIP pendants for Tropfest NY - the world's largest short film festival.
Makes the awards for the Walkleys - Young Australian Journalist of the Year. The journalist of the year was Sophie McNeill of SBS TV.
The Australians in Film Breakthrough Award made by Dinosaur Designs was presented in Los Angeles honouring Abbie Cornish and Mia Wasikowska.
The Sydney Prize made by Dinosaur Designs at the Sydney Film Festival was awarded to 'The Hunger'.
Dinosaur Designs included in the winning display by Jamie Durie at the Chelsea Flower Show, UK.
Dinosaur Designs produces the trophies for the Australian Ballet Awards.
Dinosaur Designs included in FREESTYLE New Australian Design for Living exhibition 10 May - 29 June 2008 La Triennale di Milano Design Museum.
Dinosaur Designs’ salad set named by David Clarke editor of Vogue Living, Australia, as the “20 triumphs of Australian designs from the past 20 years”.
Contribute to the exhibition 500 Years of Spanish Art, Guggenhiem Museum, New York.
Design a unique ice bucket in conjunction with Domain Chandon and auctioned for Camp Quality.
Design a special sculpture for JointVenture charity.
Exhibit in Smartworks, Powerhouse Museum.
Winner Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence Award for Best Accessories Designer.
Exhibited in Freestyle: New Australian Design for Living, Object Gallery, Sydney.
Dinosaur Designs launch their first range of rugs with Designer Rugs.
Exhibited in Freestyle: New Australian Design for Living, Melbourne Museum.
Mobile instalation at AGNSW for the Contemporary Collection Benefactors (CCB) annual supper club.
Award design and mobile instalation for the Sydney Writers Festival.
Launched range of rugs with Designer Rugs.
Work exhibited in Kylie Minogue exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum.
Included in SuperModels exhibition at St Margaret's Design Festival.
Became a carbon neutral company.
Designed a range of woven fabric for Woven Image.
Contribute to the Russian Art Exhibition, Guggenhiem Museum, New York.
Commissioned by Louise Vuitton to create a unique backgammon set.
Design limited edition artwork for Inside Out magazine.
Exhibited as part of Zaishu project at Global Gallery, Sydney for Dumbo Feather Pass It On magazine.
Exhibited in Space Odyssey, as part of Zaishu project at Space, Sydney. Contributed to the Russian Art Exhibition, Guggenhiem Museum, New York. Inaugurated the COFA student award, Sydney.
Commissioned by Louis Vuitton to design a chess set.
Sell a range to Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York.
Exhibited at Idee as part of Tokyo Designers Block and commissioned to create a range of tee shirts for the events.
Exhibit in Le Plastique exhibition as part of Melbourne Fashion Festival.
Survey exhibition travels to Gallery of Art and Designs, Silpahorn University, Bangkok.
Design award Sculpture By The Sea.
Tutu designed for Australia Ballet exhibited at the Ian potter Gallery, national Gallery of Victoria.
Dinosaur Designs survey exhibition travels to Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns.
Commissioned to design a tutu for the Australian Ballet.
Launch furnishing fabrics internationally after being commissioned by Woven Image.
Major Dinosaur designs exhibition at Spiral gallery, Tokyo as part of Tokyo Designers Block.
Provide accessories for the Carolina Herrera fashion show, New York Fashion Week.
Dinosaur designs major survey exhibition travels to; Melbourne Museum, Melbourne; Craftwest Gallery, Perth; Craft Queensland, Brisbane.
Open first international store in Nolita, New York.
Included in an exhibition as part of the Tokyo Designer’s Block.
Object Gallery Sydney holds a retrospective exhibition of Dinosaur Designs pieces as part of the Sydney Festival.
Dinosaur Designs exhibits at Design House, Felissimo, New York.
Works included in Interiors exhibition, Object Gallery, Sydney.
Works exhibited in Ecologic exhibition, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
Design award for IF Awards (Inside Film) and start long collaboration.
Commissioned to design glasses for Bombay Sapphire Gin.
Sell homewares to Donna Karan’s New York store.
Included in Fashion Hits Home exhibition at Chapungu Gallery for Melbourne Fashion Week.
Commissioned to design installation for the Olympic Arts festival, Strand Arcade, Sydney.
Included in Bejewelled exhibition, Monash Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Commissioned to design an installation for Queen Street Mall, Brisbane.
New international export markets include Italy, Japan, Canada, Austria, Singapore, South Africa and Hong Kong.
Included in Accessory exhibition, gallery 4a, Sydney and 4+1 exhibition, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
Represented at Milan Furniture Fair, Italy.
Move to their current larger studio in Strawberry Hills, Sydney.
Included in Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, exhibition, Personal Effects/The Collective Unconscious.
Designs and produce product range for The Warhol Look exhibition, MCA, Sydney.
Open third retail outlet in South Yarra, Melbourne and fourth in The Rocks, Sydney.
Expand exports to include Idee in Japan, and Henri Bendel and Bloomingdales in the United States.
Commence long association with Tropfest Short Film Festival by designing the Tropfest trophies.
Commissioned to design and produce a product range for the Matisse exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Move to larger premises in Surry Hills, Sydney and increase staff and production to cope with expanding international and national wholesale orders.
Relocate Strand Arcade store to a larger space within the Arcade.
Exhibit at Seed (part of Seibu department store in Japan), and begin to wholesale to various outlets in Japan, including Isetan.
Sell jewellery range to Harvey Nicholls, London.
Participate in Local Heroes exhibition, Ipswich, Regional Gallery, NSW.
Exhibit at Australian pavilion, Barcelona Expo.
Export to New Zealand.
Receive first international magazine editorial in British Vogue.
Continue to expand exports to the United Kingdom and Germany.
Dinosaur Designs’ second retail store opens in Paddington.
Expand range to include homewares and glassware, sterling silver and resin inlay.
Dinosaur Designs’ first retail store opens in Sydney’s Strand Arcade.
Exhibit as part of Australian Fashion: The Contemporary Art exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The exhibition tours Japan, South Korea and Australia, before being acquired by the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
Export to Browns and Liberty in London.
Start employing staff to assist in production.
Continue to develop resin casting techniques and begin work in metal casting.
First export to the United States.
Start selling to Georges, Melbourne.
Dinosaur Designs establishes a studio in Sydney’s Kings Cross, and begin to wholesale to retail outlets in Sydney and Melbourne.
Take part in their first Fashion Design Council Parade in Melbourne and receive their first editorial exposure in Australian Vogue.
The designers complete a postgraduate degree in Professional Art Studies at City Art Institute.
They start to experiment with painted resin to create jewellery pieces.
First exhibition at Cash Palace, Sydney.
Dinosaur Designs is formed and begins selling pieces of fimo jewellery at Sydney’s Paddington Markets, which is well respected for its artists, designers and craft-makers.
The designers meet at City Art Institute (now known as CoFA).