Art Dinouveau is a unique, commercial art and sculpture company specialising in nature-inspired play equipment and botanical concept furniture. The range has been designed in our jungle-surrounded Queensland studio and brought to life by a talented team of sculptors, artists and craftsmen. We combine a true artistic nature and film industry origins with fastidious attention to detail. We create magical, industry-compliant play structures that transform any space into a children’s wonderland fostering a love of nature and facilitating imaginative play.
In addition to our collection of off-the-shelf play sculptures, we also work closely with designers, architects and certifiers to conceptualise and build exciting, custom-designed, industry-compliant creations for indoor and outdoor play environments that capture and stimulate the imagination of children from toddlers to school-age.
For the past decade, Art Dinouveau’s natural play sculptures have inspired and delighted children of all ages. Our work features in countless playspaces in public parks, retail precincts, kindergartens and childcare centres, schools and hospitals throughout Australia and around the world.
The creative brain behind the Art Dinouveau‘s play sculptures, Alan Christopher Groves started out in the model-making and special effects industry. His work has been featured in Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia, Labyrinth, Red Dwarf, Moulin Rouge and many others. Today Alan sculpts and paints each play item, painstakingly recreating the subtlest detail present in nature and presents them in artistic, child-friendly forms and colours.
Sascha combines her lifetime of industry experience through her family company interests with a degree in business and an artistic eye for good design. Sascha designs Art Dinouveau’s custom playspaces and ensures that each piece of equipment and each playspace adheres to Art Dinouveau’s high standards from conception to completion.
We’ve worked with many councils, childcare centres, hospitals and more to create vibrant, engaging playspaces for children of all ages to enjoy.
The following are just some of these:
AB Paterson College, Arundel, Gold Coast, QLD
ACT Women and Children’s Hospital, ACT
Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, QLD
Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, NSW
Parks Victoria, VIC
Places Victoria, VIC
Toowoomba City Council, QLD
Quilpie Shire Council, QLD
Campelltown City Council, SA
Adelaide City Council, SA
Willhoughby Council, NSW
Bathurst City Council
Darebin City Council, VIC
Knox City Council, VIC
Mother Ducks Child Care, QLD
Healesville Sanctuary, VIC
Mount Ommaney Centre, QLD
Adam and Noah Early Learning Centre, QLD
Altitude Daycare, Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA
Australia Museum, NSW