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DEAN NORTON

Dean Norton

SAY IT LOUD - Naarm Melbourne Exhibitor​
MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I'm inspired by many things and take inspiration from everyday encounters whether it be a conversation, walking around a city, a night out with friends, books. I love fashion documentaries and contemporary art galleries, traveling also inspires me.

DEAN NORTON

Bio:

Dean Norton develops products that consider form, function, refined detailing, and harmony in materials. He aims to create enduring pieces that connect on an emotional level, merging a balance between art and design whilst maintaining a minimalist design aesthetic. Born 1981 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.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I developed an interest in architecture in my early twenties following some time overseas. I've always been interested in art and design. I decided on studying my degree in Interior Design after completing my diploma in Graphic Design.

What do you do?

Interior and furniture design. I design spaces and create objects of use that connect on an emotional level with the viewer and merge a balance between art and design.

What excites you in the work you do?

I love seeing a piece come to life and then watching how people interact and connect with it.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I'm inspired by many things and take inspiration from everyday encounters whether it be a conversation, walking around a city, a night out with friends, books. I love fashion documentaries and contemporary art galleries, traveling also inspires me.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I'd say my proudest achievement so far in my furniture career would be creating my first collection Moodlum and getting it off the ground. It was very much a learning process as my design background at that time was mainly Interior Design.

Featured Project Name: 

Connection = Community

Featured Project Location: 

Melbourne

Featured Project Completion Date: 

March 2021

Role in Featured Project: 

Design

Featured Project Description:

Connection = Community was created for alt.material, NGV MDW 2021. The brief was to design a piece in response to the theme COMMUNITY, exploring the effect Covid has had on the design industry, answering the question: what are the connections we need to be making and the conversations we need to be having right now? C=C is a collaborative documentary and sculptural piece developed with San Francisco based artist Sarah Hotchin, exploring shared connections, experimentation, and the design process

Photography Credit:

Dean Norton