Accredited Professional Member
Robert Foster initially trained as a silversmith at the Australian National University School of Art, and enjoys a reputation as a skilled hollow ware maker and designer. In 2015, he was awarded the inaugural ANU Alumnus of the Year for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
He established F!NK + Co. in 1993 after the success of his iconic F!NK Water Jug. F!NK production is based on colourful, durable, anodised aluminium, and has reintroduced the material into high-end homewares, lighting and accessories. Foster also works in sculptural lighting, furniture and commissions, and brings to his work the combination of the natural inquisition of an engineer with the creativity of an artist. Primarily working with aluminium, titanium and stainless steel, he combines such untraditional alloys with other materials as diverse as plastics, stone, ceramics and glass.
Foster regularly exhibits his one off work both in Australia and abroad and his works, and those of F!NK & Co., are held in major public collections such as the NGA, the Powerhouse Museum, and the V&A Museum, London, UK, the MoMA New York and Museum Fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg.