Renowned Australian designer, Adam Cornish, works from an independent, multidisciplinary design studio in Melbourne and exhibits an impressive portfolio comprising furniture, homewares and installation. With growing international acclaim and recognition, Cornish has designed pieces for Italian luxury 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, 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.