Richard is a Melbourne based Industrial Designer whose work encompasses furniture, lighting and object design. Richard’s design approach is grounded in material experimentation and research, and places emphasis on the act of designing through making. His work often fuses traditional craft processes with contemporary manufacturing methods

Education

2018 Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours), RMIT, Melbourne
2014 Associate Degree in Design (Furniture), RMIT, Melbourne

Exhibitions

2018
How Much Can A Koala Bear, NGV Melbourne Design Week, Abbotsford Convent
2017 Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Exhibition, Manningham Art Gallery
Victorian Craft Awards, Craft Victoria, Melbourne
2016 Elemental, NGV Melbourne Design Week, Abbotsford Convent
Fringe Furniture, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Abbotsford Convent
VIVID, Décor + Design, Melbourne
2015 Fringe Furniture, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Abbotsford Convent
VIVID, Décor + Design, Melbourne
Australian Contemporary Emerging Designer Awards, Furnitex Connect, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2014 Made Here, Graduate Exhibition, 524 Flinders, Melbourne
Fringe Furniture, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Abbotsford Convent
Australian Furniture Industry Awards, Australian International Furniture Exhibition, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2012 What I Am You Cannot See, Tangent Gallery, Curtin University, Perth

Awards

2016 Fringe Furniture, Innovation in Lighting Design Award, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Abbotsford Convent
2015 Fringe Furniture, Craftsmanship Award, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Abbotsford Convent
Fringe Furniture, Best Student Award, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Abbotsford Convent
VIVID, Best Furniture Concept 2015, Décor + Design, Melbourne
GOTYA – Victoria and Tasmania, Runner-up: Furniture Design, DIA
2014 Erik Romke Award, Best Furniture Design Graduate 2014, RMIT