City of Design day one – Robert Foster

Thursday, 27 October 2023



Robert Foster was among Australia’s most celebrated contemporary designers, renowned for his unique aesthetic, talent and inventiveness.

After completing his training at the Australian National University School of Art, Foster went on to found celebrated design company F!nk + Co. in 1993, after the success of his now iconic F!nk Water Jug.

Regularly exhibiting in Australia and internationally, Foster’s work, 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.

Tragically, Robert Foster passed away in July of this year. DESIGN Canberra 2016 celebrates Foster’s legacy as both a designer-maker of rare talent, and a much-loved member of the local community.

See: Luminary: Remembering Robert Foster.

Robert Foster with his signature Water Jug. Photo by Damian McDonald.

City of Design day one - Robert Foster