Artist > Dale Dryen

Media > Furniture

During the 1980s I lived and worked in Italy and although at that time I was not involved in design, I was influenced by the inherent sense of style in the most everyday items of life there.

This has translated into an exploration of line and gesture in my work.  I seek a clarity of form and attempt to express a quietness in my pieces.  My regard for materials has led to the use of mainly Australian timbers and, without compromising structure or design, I try to limit the amount of wood used in each work.

I produce both one-off pieces and limited-edition production items and accept commissions for contemporary furniture and gift ware.