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Cornish Adam

Cornish Adam

Renowned Australian designer, Adam Cornish, works from an independent, multidisciplinary design studio in Melbourne. Exhibiting an impressive portfolio comprising furniture, homewares, and installation, Cornish has received growing international acclaim and recognition. Cornish has designed pieces for luxury Italian brand Alessi, exhibited at Salone del Mobile in Milan, ICFF in New York, NeoCon in Chicago and is the winner of the New York Design Award and Herman Miller’s Asia Pacific ’Yves Behar’ competition. Informing his design methodology, Adam Cornish draws inspiration from the natural world – in particular, the way in which organisms evolve and adapt to their surroundings. Through taking cues from nature and a design process of simplification and improvement, Cornish demonstrates a fresh, authentic and restrained approach. Endeavoring to produce a design which is honest, accessible and of aesthetic and physical longevity, Cornish considers how each of his designs adds value to the life of its owner.“I am very interested in nature and our natural environment. When you look at nature you see how all the different organism has evolved and adapted to suit their environments. I like to think of design in a similar manner an look at my work as merely a rung on a ladder. We only steer products in a certain direction, hopefully simplifying and improving them as we go.” With many international accolades, Cornish has similarly achieved a wealth of success on the local stage. Cornish’s design education spans across Industrial Design at the University of Technology in Sydney to Furniture Design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (for which Cornish now lectures). Cornish has exhibited at many prominent Australian design exhibitions including Den Fair, Local Design and Design Made and is a winner of the prestigious Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award as well as Denfair’s ‘Best Australian Product’.Partners: Alessi, Tait, NAU, Instyle, Wovin, Junglefy, and Anomaly



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