The scope of Adam Cornish’s work includes an impressive range of design disciplines, from furniture and household innovation, to commercial and residential installations. Cornish’s interest in design stems from his curiosity into the ‘how’; how things are made, how they perform and how they will endure the test of time. After studying Industrial Design at the University of Technology Sydney and Furniture Design at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Cornish is now based in Melbourne, with products represented by luxury Italian brand Alessi.
A firm believer that every environment is defined by the objects within it, Adam Goodrum designs with the philosophy that an object must therefore justify its existence – through its story and detailing. For this reason, his designs celebrate process and craftsmanship, and accentuate components and joinery to create functional pieces with spirit and personality. In recent years, Goodrum’s work has been awarded a host of design accolades including the NGV Rigg Prize, Vogue x Alessi Design Prize, Indesign Luminary Award and the Idea Awards Editor’s Medal. He has also been commissioned to design pieces for several global luxury brands including Veuve Clicquot, Alessi and Cappellini.
Hailing from Western Australia, Jack Flanagan is an industrial designer inspired by the junction where engineering and art meet. His design objective is to create objects that will last the test of time, both physically and aesthetically. Working out of a small workshop in Perth, Flanagan’s designs arebeautifully crafted by hand. He enjoys the manufacturing process; testing new methods and equipment to create unique objects that push the boundaries and apply familiar approaches in unfamiliar ways. Naming John Lautner as one of his design inspirations, Flanagan’s work is thoughtful, resolved and timeless.
Gavin Harris is a futurist; ultimately inspired by how people will live and move around in the future. By day, he is the Design Director at commercial interior design firm, Futurespace. In his spare time, he fuels his passion for product design. Resourceful and fresh-thinking, Harris loves the design development phase and finds great joy in sketching and prototyping his ideas. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Built Environment from Queensland University of Technology, giving him a unique foundation to approach design briefs.
An advocate of ‘slow design’, Kate Stokes is fastidious in her pursuit of quality design through detail; finding joy in creating products with personality, designed to last a lifetime Originally from Western Australia, Stokes studied Industrial Design at Curtin University in Perth before moving to Melbourne to start her own design studio, Coco Flip, together with husband and business partner, Haslett Grounds. Working from their studio within a collective warehouse space designed to support and promote small businesses in the heart of Melbourne’s creative district, Stokes is a passionate supporter of local industry through her designs, from material to production.
Tom Fereday develops products based on the principle of honest design, conveying a design process that celebrates the materials and manufacturing processes behind furniture and products, to design from the inside out. By using the materials and environment as a positive design constraint, Fereday guides intelligent and thoughtful design outcomes that connects with people through natural materials, tactile finishes and unique designs, striving to create enduring designs that are meaningful to people and their environment. Born in Australia, Tom Fereday grew up in England studying at the Wimbledon School of Art before moving to Sydney to complete an honours in Industrial Design at the University of Technology Sydney, founding his sole practice in 2012.
Zachary Hanna is a Sydney-based designer who creates objects, products and furniture. He is interested in the way in which people interact with the objects around them, and investigates this relationship throughout his work. Hanna’s design process centers on solving problems by producing functional and beautiful solutions.
Based in Canberra, Australia, René Linssen is an industrial designer who loves finding ways to improve people’s lives with products that satisfy a need and are aesthetically pleasing at the same time. He has worked in the design industry for over a decade, with diverse experience across sports, outdoors, homewares, government and high volume commercial and residential applications with an emphasis on local manufacturing. He also acts as a sessional lecturer for the Industrial Design program at the University of Canberra.
Born and raised in Western Australia, Timothy's passion for design was sparked at a young age when he frequently found himself in his father's furniture workshop, observing and being inspired by his work. Timothy's design ethos draws inspiration from Australia's natural environment and flora, a distinctive vernacular passed down from his father’s practice. Timothy is now based in Sydney and works from a beachside studio, providing an ideal environment for his creative process. His most essential tools include a sketchbook, verniers and a model making kit. His philosophy and process emphasise storytelling, nostalgia, and purpose, ensuring that each creation possesses a meaningful narrative. He also finds inspiration in the vibrant palettes of the outdoors, particularly the Australian bush.