Australian designer, Damian Barton was formally trained as a Furniture Maker completing a four-year apprenticeship before pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design at the College of Art, Design & Media in Perth, Australia in 2001.
In 2003, Damian Barton relocated his studio to America where he continues to create innovative objects known for inspiring interaction through the fusing of function with innovative forms. Working with an array of materials and technologies, his pieces have been featured in numerous exhibitions and publications worldwide.
Damian Barton’s work has also been exhibited by renowned curators including Ellen Lupton and the Vitra Design Museum for 2econd Skin, an exhibition of the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum featured at Entry 2006 Max Fraser for inclusion in Design UK (London), and Marva Griffin for Avverati – A Dream Come True, Torino World Design 2008.
Design 21 ‘Going with the Grain’
Honorable Mention – Hyperbolic Parabaloid Lounger
Avverati – A Dream Come True – 10 Years of Salone Satellite
Quark Cafe Table included in the Permanent Design Collection
Fondazione Cosmit Eventi
Sydney, Australia 13 – 23 August
Set furnishing of NBC’s prime time TV series ‘Knight Rider’ with the T55 table collection
Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Vice Chair Florida Chapter
Second International Conference of Design Principles and Practices
Miami, Florida 9 – 11 January ‘08, Main speaker
Young & Design 2007 – Finalist – Quark Cafe Table
Milan, Italy – New Milan Fairgrounds – 21 April
2econd Skin exhibition curated by Ellen Lupton of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and produced by Vitra Design Museum.