David Lennie is co-founder of Australian Museum of Design and also currently serves as CEO of Signature Prints.
With an interest and talent in the fast and furious sporting arena, David channelled his talents into sports such as snow ski racing and keel boat racing. From 1967 to 1969, David travelled through Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States to attend motor industry sales and management courses, while spending two months at Chrysler in Detroit.
Prior to returning to New Zealand in 1969 to pursue his career in the motor industry, David lived in London in the bohemian district of Chelsea with artist and assorted colourful riff-raff! This is the cornerstone of his love and appreciation for art.
In 1977, Lennie became involved in a small hand-printed wallpaper company in New Zealand. In 1988 he moved to Sydney, Australia and his involvement with Florence Broadhurst began through acquisition of Signature Prints. In 1999 Signature Prints began the long road of bringing the Florence Broadhurst archive back to life on an international scale.
David Lennie loves art, and especially has a passion for discovering new artists to take under his wings and promote. He is also heavily focused on education and is committed to giving students work experience at the studio and factory, as well as giving talks to educational institutions. With his enthusiasm for design and the visual arts, he strongly believes that a thriving business has a duty to preserve and archive artists’ work for future generation.