In 2000, the fusion of these two intentions inspired Ross Didier to evolve his family’s long manufacturing history and establish a creative studio, with a unique approach to design.
The Didier Design Studio has long intuited a world where art meets design, craft blends with engineering and utilitarianism embraces luxury.
Designer Ross Didier begins with a creative concept that can be inspired by simple folk tales (the 2011 Fable Collection), functional pets (Vue de Monde seating Range ), the Rise-and-Fall of Empires (the 2016 First Bite Collection) or his latest Puffalo Lounging collection inspired by the exotic explorations of Africa and Asia.
Didier’s creative furniture design and production practice has always been open to boundless manufacturing techniques, materials and ways of thinking.
Studying both Industrial Design and Fine-Art Sculpture at RMIT, Didier always saw furniture design as the closest commercial connection to sculpture.
The studio experiments and makes prototypes by hand. Opening the door to explore different manufacturing techniques, including experimental industry skills, traditional production lines and complex 3D tooling.
Didier then collaborates with a very wide range of other skilled craftspeople and factories to take the concept into reality.
The result is one of Australia’s most eclectic and exciting design studios with a 30 year oeuvre of work that continually blurs lines between sculptural aesthetics and designed function.