A&A is the collaboration between Australian industrial designer Adam Goodrum and French marquetry artisan Arthur Seigneur.

Adam Goodrum
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.

Arthur Seigneur
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, DezeenAustralian Financial Review magazineArt GuideThe Design FilesVogue Living, FT Weekend How to Spend It magazine UK, AFR Life & LeisureArchitectural Digest India.

A&A ‘Exquisite Corpse / Cadavre Exquis’ exhibition – Gallery Two artist materials
A&A ‘Exquisite Corpse / Cadavre Exquis’ exhibition – Gallery Two display of custom dyed straw
A&A ‘Exquisite Corpse / Cadavre Exquis’ exhibition – Gallery Two artist materials: custom dyed straw and marquetry pattern designs
A&A ‘Exquisite Corpse / Cadavre Exquis’ exhibition – Gallery Two artist materials: tools and flattened, custom dyed straw
‘Bloom’ cabinet, (2018). Oak (Quercus sp.), White Maple (Acer saccharinum), dyed rye straw. 163.5 × 140.5 × 46.5 cm (closed). Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria. 2018
Bloom cabinet, view with doors open 2018
Rye straw, hand-dyed in unique pigments 2018
Bloom cabinet (detail) 2018
A&A – Adam Goodrum (L) and Arthur Seigneur (R) with the Bloom cabinet Milan Furniture Fair, 2018