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UTS Library Special Collections acquires UTS Designer Adam Goodrum’s furniture

Adam chairs

Adam Goodrum grew up in Western Australia before moving to Sydney to study Industrial Design at UTS. Since graduating, he has received many accolades including the 'Young Designer of the Year Award' and the prestigious ‘Bombay Sapphire Design Award’. In 2015, Adam received the Indesign Luminary award and his installation ‘Unfolding’ won the NGV Riggs Prize.

Focusing on furniture, product and interior design, his work unifies functionality with aesthetic. Central to much of Adam’s work is his fascination for movement, geometry and bold colour. His practice combines self-initiated work with an impressive list of clients including Cappellini, Normann Copenhagen, Veuve Clicquot and Cult. Adam is also a founding member of Broached Commissions.

Adam’s work is internationally recognised, and has been published and showcased around the world and collected by many museums.

UTS Library is committed to supporting and showcasing UTS learning and research, both in written and physical forms. As part of this initiative, we have purchased a collection of Adam Goodrum’s designs to add to our growing Special Collections.The works are currently on display in the ground floor stairwell of the Library, allowing visitors a tactile experience of UTS industrial design.

The following works are on display:

Stitch Cappellini 2008

The Stitch chair is fun. Born of a demand for quality in a limited space. This is not a conventional chair; it can be folded flat and stored with ease, but demands not to be. The hinges ‘stitch’ together ten pieces of metal and define the method of assembly for production. The colour is a vibrant patchwork of colour planes.

Collected by Bugatti Valsecchi Museum - Italy and the Art Gallery of Western Australia

Molloy Chair 2015

The Molloy chair features fluid detailing inspired by a rare act of nature; the meeting of two rivers to form the Molloy River in Western Australia – a place where Adam Goodram and his family hand-built a holiday home. The soft rounded joints are realised by utilising the only multi-axis c’n’c cutter in Australia.

Revolution Vase 2006

The Revolution vase is made from mould-blown lead crystal glass. Resembling a spinning top, the vase rotates on its base, while the inside wall always stands vertical.

Tsunami Bowl 2004

Originally commissioned by an architect as a wall-mounted light. The bowl is made from 80 chopsticks held together by an aluminium rod woven through 240 hand-drilled holes.

Collected by the Ghent Design Museum, Belgium for their permanent collection. 



Design First - Molloy Chair from Cult Design on Vimeo.

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