Tolarno Galleries is pleased to announce exclusive representation of A&A, the newly formed partnership of Australian industrial designer Adam Goodrum and French marquetry artisan Arthur Seigneur.
A&A is a creative collaboration. Adam and Arthur have joined forces specifically to design and produce one-off stand alone pieces of exceptional artistry.
A&A‘s first bold collaboration, Bloom, debuted at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano in April 2018 where the cabinet was considered a ‘stand-out display of colour and craftsmanship’ (Australian Design Review). Bloom is now in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.
Inspired by the lush form of a lotus in full flower, Bloom was hand-crafted in Sydney, Australia. The semi-circular doors are composed of 4,320 sections of premium-grade rye straw imported from speciality growers in Burgundy, France. The marquetry process took over 400 hours to accomplish.
A&A heralds a new era in collectible Antipodean design.
Tolarno Galleries will present A&A’s next new striking designs in a solo exhibition planned to coincide with Melbourne Design Week in March 2020.
Image: Bloom, by A&A, 2018. Hand-dyed straw marquetry in 12 unique pigments, hand-crafted, black-stained oak joinery, lined in white maple, 180 x 140 x 42 cm. Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.