Dean Norton develops products that consider form, function, refined detailing, and harmony in materials. Drawing inspiration from several contemporary influences, 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 and raised in Essex, 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.
Now based in Melbourne, Dean launched his design studio in 2017, drawing upon his design experience to create visually engaging, locally made pieces including furniture, objects, and lighting, reimagining a variety of sculptural forms through the exploration of finishes and materials such as glass, mirror, steel, and timber.
Modern Times respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty, and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and culture.