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 and newly launched Trace collections, Element and Airliner.

Growing up in Perth, Goodrum’s 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 the 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.

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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 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.

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bernabeifreeman

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.

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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.

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