First published on 27 Apr 2011. Updated on 5 May 2011.
Nick Rennie created ‘happy finish design’ in 2001 where his intent was, and still is, to explore design that take its inspiration from interaction with everyday items. Nick aims to breathe new life into the repetition of domesticity and do it in a way that engages users and elicits emotional reactions. “Design is a shared process, the finished product equally owing to the vision of a manufacturer, the needs of a user and my own passion for expression.” Nick has a vast knowledge of materials and technology and strives to explore their limitations, for simple, precise results.
NICK'S TOP 5:
Melbourne is a city where you must get out and about. Sport is the perfect form of escapism – a wonderful contrast to a life in the creative industry. Hence, my hot spots...
1 • AAMI PARK
Home to Melbourne’s Rebels (rugby union), Storm (rugby league) and Victory (soccer).
2 • FIFTH TEE AT FLINDERS GOLF COURSE
“The Cofﬁ n”, designed in 1926 by Dr Alistair Mackenzie, is set between two ravines (coffins) and soundtracked by cannon fire from the Navy base.
3 • YARRA BEND GOLF COURSE
A fairway to heaven close to the city.
4 • THE TAN
Originally a horse track for Melbourne’s well-heeled pony clubs, now a 3.8km running trail popular with professional and amateur athletes. Track record? 10 mins 12 secs.
5 • OLYMPIC PARK ATHLETICS TRACK
Soon to be demolished!