Originally from Fremantle, WA, Richard moved to Melbourne in 2014 to continue his studies and hone his skills as a furniture and lighting designer. Richard’s design approach is grounded in material experimentation and research, and is strongly influenced by his love of geometry and a childhood exploring the expansive West Australian coast.

Education

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

Exhibitions

2016 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, Fringe Festival, Melbourne
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