Trent Jansen

Thirroul, NSW

Trent Jansen grew up in Kiama, a small town on the south east coast of Australia. Following a period of study at the Industrial Design School of the University of Alberta in Canada, Trent graduated from the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Design.

In late 2004, Trent opened his own studio in Sydney where he continues to create honest and poetic sustainable design, developing pieces that aim to foster a lasting relationship with the user. Instead of a disposable object, the work becomes a life long companion. Accolades include the Melbourne Design 2016 Award for Best Product Design (Home & Garden), London Design Museum’s Designs of the Year Award and Idea’s Emerging Designer Award.



Sydney, NSW

Bernabeifreeman was formed in 2002 by Kelly Freeman and Rina Bernabei. Their range of lighting and furniture is regarded for its intricate perforated patterns and has been widely exhibited at renowned design fairs such as Salone di Mobile and The Milan Triennale.

Bernabeifreeman have won numerous design awards, including IDEA awards for product design and the Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award.

Rina and Kelly are rather obsessed with decoration, the domestic interior and the factory. They combine these three obsessions to create beautiful designs from perforated metal. Their aim is to capture a memory or emotion of decorative surfaces from their domestic past. They then use modern manufacturing methods to make it accessible to people through their products.


Adam Goodrum

Sydney, NSW

Adam Goodrum (1972) is an industrial designer who graduated from Sydney’s University of Technology. Since graduating, Goodrum has received many accolades including the Young Designer of the Year in 1997 and the prestigious Bombay Sapphire Design Award in 2004. In recent years, he was awarded the inaugural NGV Rigg Prize Winner (2015) and in 2007 selected as one of the most influential Australians in the Bulletin‘s Smart 100, within the design and architecture category.

Focusing on furniture, product and interior design his work unifies functionality with aesthetic. His practice combines self initiated work with an impressive list of clients including such companies as Capellini, HAY, Alessi, Verve Cliquot and Norman Copenhagen. Goodrum also continues to lecture industrial design at the University of Technology in Sydney.


Christina Waterson

Brisbane, QLD

Christina Waterson maintains a vibrant creative practice making artworks that are warm and dynamic; designing products, exhibitions and events that are unique; and sharing knowledge through lecturing, blogging, talks and workshops. She graduated from design and architecture at the University of Queensland, having also studied visual arts at the Queensland University of Technology.

Christina established her own studio in 2007 to explore the junction between art, design and architecture. Her unique approach has been recognized through short listings in DQ magazine’s 2009 Top Ten Forces and Faces in Australian and New Zealand Design, and receiving a highly coveted Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship in 2010.