Element by Adam Cornish & David Knott
Adam Cornish has collaborated with friend and fellow designer David Knott to produce the Element series of tables, stools and benches for Anomaly. With a shared interest in simple, industrial furniture and the use of raw, natural material, the duo’s pieces feature American ash timber and a sand-cast aluminium bracket – a piece that allows for easy customisation, be it in the choice of timber or the shape and dimensions of the product.
For the designers, the invitation to collaborate with local manufacturers proved hard to resist. Designer Adam Cornish explains, “Because Anomaly combines the manufacturing skills from two very different companies, a unique visual language and design approach can be achieved. And, as both companies are Australian, we have been able to see the prototypes in person, making it a much more hands-on design process. There has also been a nice balance between CNC controlled manufacturing combined with hand-finishing and low-technology processes, including sand casting and wire brushing."
Adam Cornish and David Knott are two independent award winning industrial designers, whose mutual respect for each other’s work has led to a very successful collaboration.
Choosing to work on projects that appeal to both individuals design strengths, these collaborative projects aim to showcase both designers love of process driven design, combined with a simple, clean design language. Each project is characterised by a refined design aesthetic with fully resolved and innovative detail resolution.
Collectively the two designers have achieved accolades in many national and international design awards and exhibitions including the Bombay Sapphire design discovery awards, Workshopped, Launchpad, The Reece bathroom innovation award, the Australian International design awards, the IF design awards, Red Dot, Herman Miller design awards to name a few.
Between them they have worked for a range of design forward clients around the world including Anomaly, Palamont, Slow Clay, Junglefy, Stadler Form, William Sonoma, Corporate Culture, Riva 1920 and Alessi.