A&A is the collaboration between Australian industrial designer Adam Goodrum and French marquetry artisan Arthur Seigneur.
Australian industrial designer Adam Goodrum has worked with global brands including Cappellini, Alessi and Veuve Cliquot. He was among the first to recognise Seigneur’s unique skill not long after the Parisian arrived in Sydney in early 2015. Goodrum invited Seigneur to collaborate on a reinterpretation of Arne Jacobsen’s iconic Series-7 chair for Cult furniture. The Bloom cabinet is the first of their purpose-designed pieces and marks the beginning of an ongoing collaboration. Goodrum won the triennial Rigg Design Prize in 2015, the highest accolade for contemporary design in Australia.
In the tradition of 17th century French decorative arts, Parisian Arthur Seigneur has spent the past decade refining his craft. A graduate of the prestigious École de la Bonne Graine furniture-making school, he honed his hand as an apprentice first to a harpsichord maker, then to a master restorer. But it was while working alongside marquetry artiste Lison de Caunes, grand-daughter of renowned Art Deco designer André Groult, that Seigneur developed the craft which would become his calling: marqueterie de paille – straw marquetry. Watch a video about Arthur Seigneur’s straw marquetry on SBS.
Download the Mother and Child 2022 exhibition catalogue.
Read the Exquisite Corpse/ Cadavre Exquis exhibition (2020) media release. Exquisite Corpse is a Dezeen Awards 2020 finalist.
Read more at Wallpaper* magazine here and here, Dezeen, Australian Financial Review magazine, Art Guide, The Design Files, Vogue Living, FT Weekend How to Spend It magazine UK, AFR Life & Leisure, Architectural Digest India.
A new design collection for Melbourne Design Week by A&A. A&A is an ongoing collaboration between Sydney-based industrial designer Adam Goodrum and French straw-marquetry artisan Arthur Seigneur, who now lives and works in Melbourne. On display in Gallery 2, the suite of three pods and one table is inspired by the process or period of a plant’s flowering, known […]Explore
Part of the Melbourne Design Week program, 17 – 27 March 2022, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria. A&A is industrial designer and Rigg Prize-winner Adam Goodrum and straw marquetry artisan Arthur Seigneur. Their latest collaboration is the Mother and Child cabinet, exploring the dual definitions of […]Explore
The debut exhibition from industrial designer Adam Goodrum and French marquetry artisan Arthur Seigneur. Part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria, 12 – 22 March 2020. Download the media release. Pictured: A&A Archant (2018-2019) console. Custom dyed rye straw, […]Explore