Trent Jansen grew up in Kiama, a small town on the south east coast of Australia. Following a period of study at the Industrial Design School of the University of Alberta in Canada, Trent graduated from the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Design.
In late 2004, Trent Jansen opened his own studio in Sydney where he continues to create honest and poetic sustainable design, developing pieces that aim to foster a lasting relationship with the user. Instead of a disposable object, the work becomes a life long companion. Accolades include the Melbourne Design 2016 Award for Best Product Design (Home & Garden), London Design Museum’s Designs of the Year Award and Idea’s Emerging Designer Award.