David Walley: Founder & Design Director
Having graduated in industrial design from Melbourne’s RMIT, David secured a position in the art department of ABC television, later travelling to London where he forged a successful career as an art director in the British film industry. It was during this latter period that he co-founded Yellow Diva with architect James Davis. Their shared passions produced a dynamic first collection of sculptural furniture that launched the brand to critical acclaim at Milan's Salone del Mobile 1996.
Returning to Australia in 2008, David assumed the role of Design Director and set about diversifying and expanding Yellow Diva’s product range. His hands-on approach sees ideas progress deftly from sketch designs and rough modelling to full size prototype, driven by a desire to explore and create.