David Dear, tinkerer, inventor and humorist, dreams up practical design products with a touch of whimsy. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he calls New York his hometown.
He has translated his knack for the whimsical into award-winning products such as a clock made from the familiar Will Return sign, a Fly Clock made from a real fly swatter replete with fake housefly, the sublimely silly Duck Mirror, the Hour Glass Clock, and a line of (literally) dazzling solarpowered Rainbow Makers.
With their clever simplicity, his products have been featured in Vogue, The New Yorker and New York Times, among other publications. David Dear's work is represented in gift shops and museum stores worldwide.