Adam Cornish completed a degree in Furniture design at RMIT in 2007. Prior to that he studied Industrial Design at the University of Technology, Sydney. Cornish defines his design process as most similar to that of a musician who must collaborate with other members of the group. His collaborators are forces, materials and technologies. By working with these elements, he creates objects which show their origin and do not hide what they are, or how they were made. His work aims to create both visual and physical movement, engaging people's senses and encouraging them to take a closer look.
From Adam: "My work is inspired by the forces which interact with our world. When forces meet materials they cause patterns, shapes and structures which are evident in our everyday life. A force that would completely splinter and destroy a piece of wood will gently ripple and bend a piece of stainless steel in the most beautiful manner. I try to create objects using this simple observation."