Adam Cornish Design

If it doesn’t get collected I’ll put it in the bin



Upcycled garbage bin & upholstery 



I once overheard this comment at an exhibition for collectable design by the artist. I was so very saddened and somewhat disillusioned by this comment. If not even the artist loves the work, what is the point? My piece aims to explore the effect of collectable design and start a dialogue around the intent of creating collectable work.



Adam Cornish is a multidisciplinary designer working from his independent design studio in Melbourne Australia. Adam aims to create honest accessible products developed through research and by allowing products to find their natural expression. By combining strong, simple design solutions with a palette of natural tactile materials Adam strives to create individual products with visual and physical longevity. “I am very interested in nature and our natural environment. When you look at nature you see how all the different organisms have evolved and adapted to suit their environments. I like to think of design in a similar manner. If you look at your work as merely a rung on a ladder, slowly steering products in a certain direction, hopefully simplifying and improving them as we go.”