Jamie Durie is a homegrown talent known for his love for the outdoors. It’s his love for horticulture that has made him a global author and television celebrity. With his television show the outdoor room shown in 28 countries and book sales across the globe. A new Jamie Durie has been emerging gradually moving away from the patio and inside the home is the evolution of Jamie Durie the furniture designer. Describing his Riva collaboration as a very natural one, as a horticulturist he has worked in the outdoors sector for 15 years and when he discovered the kind of work that Riva create he realized that they are just as connected to nature as he is.
After meeting with Riva at their farmhouse the relationship developed from there. The range features strong architecture with subtle finishes, and a simplistic palette of natural and luxurious materials. An elegant arrangement of construction details with an understated raw beauty makes each piece feel grounded and inviting.
Jamie explains, designing furniture is his future and he feels he has found his niche as a designer. After looking at his upcoming designs and collaborations with some of the most iconic designers in the world I have to agree…. Jamie Durie the designer has arrived. His next collection is serious nod to Hollywood mid century glamour with meticulous detail that I wish I could share with you.
I asked Jamie if there was one thing you would like to be remembered for, what would it be? He replied, “A thirst for life, energetic and creative and to be creative until the day I die”.
Jamie Durie is defiantly a man of many talents that is passionate about great design and I can’t wait to see more offerings from Jamie in the years to come.