Adam Cornish

Melbourne, VIC

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. Endeavouring to produce 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.

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 aswell as Denfair’s ‘Best Australian Product’.


Georgina Reid
of The Planthunter

Sydney, NSW

Georgina Reid is a Sydney based landscape designer and writer who grew up on a farm in Orange in central New South Wales, Australia. From a young age, Reid would help out in the garden. Unable to remember a time when she wasn’t into plants, Reid began studying landscape design in 2004 and has worked as a designer and communicator ever since.

As founding editor of esteemed online magazine, The Planthunter, Reid explores the endlessly interesting connections between people and plants. Reid is a contributor to publications including The Design Files and Belle Magazine, facilitates regular plant and design based workshops, and speaks at writing and cultural events. With qualifications in horticulture, landscape design, journalism and winner of the 2016 Australian Institute of Horticulture Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Horticultural Literature, Reid has quickly established herself as an authority within the Australian horticulture and design fields.


Adam Goodrum

Sydney, NSW

As one of Australia’s leading industrial designers, Adam Goodrum is world renowned for his design innovation and distinct Australian aesthetic. Focusing on furniture, product, and interior design, Goodrum delivers progressively original, intelligent and award-winning collections, highly regarded for commercial and retail applications. Working with Tait, Goodrum has designed the iconic Volley collection, Trace collection and Element fire pit.

Adam Goodrum grew up in Perth, where his interest in industrial design was first established at school to further materialise through his passion for art, maths and making. Goodrum subsequently relocated to Sydney to study a Bachelor of Industrial Design at the University of Technology (UTS), where a career in product design followed soon after.

Goodrum has received various prestigious accolades including Denfair’s ‘Best Australian Designer’ 2017, Denfair’s ‘Best Product’ 2017 for Tait’s Trace collection,  Sydney Morning Herald Young Designer of the Year Award, the Bombay Sapphire Design Award, Vogue x Alessi Design Prize, Indesign ’s Luminary Award and Idea Awards Editor’s Medal. In 2015, Goodrum’s Unfolding installation notably won the NGV’s Riggs Design Prize.

Today, Goodrum is based from his studio in Sydney’s Waterloo where he works independently or with a small number of casual staff when the project requires. Goodrum is also a lecturer at the UTS within the   Industrial Design department.

Goodrum’s unfaltering drive to create original design paired with an increasing demand from various manufacturers and design brands has resulted in Goodrum working with leading Australian firms including  Tait, Cult and Dessein, with international clients including Cappellini, Alessi, Normann Copenhagen, Veuve Clicquot & Wallpaper*. Goodrum is also one of three founding members of the Australian research and design collective Broached Commissions, while his work continues to be published, showcased and collected globally.


Alastair Keating

Auckland, NZ

Born in Auckland in 1976 Alastair Keating studied Product/Industrial design at Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand majoring in furniture. Alastair went on to work in the industry on a variety of commissioned projects as well as a stint at EON as a design consultant.

For the last five years, Alastair Keating has been working for Wellington-based Coffee Supreme Ltd establishing their Auckland wholesale operation, including the popular back-street cafe ‘Good One’. In his current role, he oversees the sales and marketing for Coffee Supreme in NZ, but is also passionately involved at the ground level, enjoying designing and building for the hospitality market.