Young.Hot.Canberra – Dan Armstrong and Nick Robinson
by The Editor
To celebrate the Centenary of Canberra and the launch of the Gallery of Australian Design’s YOUNG.HOT.CANBERRA exhibition, The Canberran is featuring local designers who’s work will be displayed at the GAD from Saturday 12 January until Saturday 23 February 2013.
0.3 Dan Armstrong & Nick Robinson
Dan Armstrong and Nick Robinson both completed degrees in Industrial Design at the University of Canberra and have been working together as a design team for over ten years. Their joint venture incorporates product and graphic design development, research, sketching, 3D high-end rendering, tooling, and manufacture ranging from one off design pieces to mass produced appliances. Armstrong and Robinson have extensive design industry experience at the highest levels.
They have worked in research and development for major appliance company Breville and have received national and international design accolades for their work including an Australian International Design Award for the Breville ‘Smart Grill’ 2008; Red Dot Award for the Breville ‘Professional Class’ toaster and as finalists for the Australian Design Awards 2005. Their design process goes from response to the brief including sketching and prototyping; to quality control requiring frequent travel overseas, mainly to China to oversee production lines; to completion. Armstrong and Robinson are also highly regarded for their patented Bottles of Australia water bottle and carrier used at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
In their own words:
We are CHIPTOOTH Design, a product (and graphic) design studio. From the bespoke to the mass-produced, we create brilliant solutions to design problems with the user as our primary focus.
YOUNG.HOT.CANBERRA. is an exhibition showcasing Canberra’s brightest young design stars featuring the work of Dan Armstrong & Nick Robinson, Luke Chiswell, Chris Doyle, Alison Jackson, Megan Jackson, Paul Krix, Cinnamon Lee, Dan Lorrimer & Mitchell Brooks, Tom Skeehan and Supermanoeuvre.
Exhibition runs until 23 February 2013 with Saturday morning artist talks each week at 11am.
For more information visit:
The Gallery of Australian Design
44 Parkes Place