Simplicity in design through shape and form.
Dean Norton’s love of design stems form an early age, growing up amongst an artistic family, he was often exposed to a mix of creative influences from music, art, design and fashion.
Born in England 1981, Dean graduated in 2008 at the University of the Arts London with an honours bachelor degree in Retail Interior Design. Now based in Melbourne, Dean brings a decade of experience in design to the Australian design community.
As a part of working on small and large scale interior design briefs in London, Europe and Australia, Dean often designed custom pieces specifically for his clients, which eventually inspired him to begin his own practice with an ethos to develop pieces that are authentic, considered and locally made.
Dean strives to create pieces that connect on an emotional level, with consideration to form, function, refined detailing and harmony in materials.
“I like to think of my designs as pieces of art, beautifully engineered and made to stand the test of time, complimenting any personal style”
Working closely with local craftsmen and makers in Melbourne, Dean’s artisanal designs have been described as timeless with iconic appeal.
2019 - The Design Files Design Awards - Finalist
2018 - Den Fair 18 - Moodlum Gallery - Melbourne
2018 - Fringe Furniture 32 - Mood Coffee - Melbourne
2019 - Fringe Furniture 33 - Mood Side + Confetti Vase - Melbourne