David Band – artist, designer, music lover, father, partner, friend, teacher, colleague and collaborator passed away today. Born in Scotland in 1959, moved to Melbourne in 1986, David produced a wonderful and unique body of work, in fine art and design. David’s art and design work in hospitality and dining changed the way in which food people around Australia presented their establishments and fare including the revered Rockpool, Bistro Guillaume, The Melbourne Wine Room and Icebergs. It is no coincidence that David’s mark on the food & wine in Australia will always be present every time The Age Good Food Guide Awards give out their coveted Chef Hats to Melbourne and Sydney’s best restaurants – as David created the Chef’s Hat mark/symbol used by the Good Food Guide programme. Quite literally, pieces of David’s work, visions and marks are in homes, businesses and studios everywhere.
Our thoughts and love goes out to David’s loved ones, family, friends, admirers and peers. We established and shared our studio in Balaclava with David and his passing is a loss we will never forget. David loved and enjoyed discovering music – The Faces were often played in the studio while making art work, loud.
Cheers Bandy, may there be a nice red, good nosh and some fine tunes wherever you rest.