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Adam Goodrum, a leading industrial designer, and Arthur Seigneur, a straw artisan from France, have collaborated to create furniture that perfectly combines art and craft.

The collaborative design duo calling themselves A+A exhibited three pieces of cabinetry decorated with the 17th-century craft of straw marquetry at Melbourne Design Week in Exquisite Corpse, presented by Tolarno Galleries.

"Neither of us would have come up with these works independently, but together we’ve created something new and distinctive."
 - Adam Goodrum

The base units of the credenza, tallboy and console were designed by Goodrum and made from oak and white maple. Seigneur used a scalpel, ruler and wood glue to cover the surface of each piece with more than 4,000 slivers of reflective rye straw, imported from Burgundy and hand-dyed in custom hues in patterns envisioned by the pair. 

The marquetry runs in contrasting directions and colours, giving each piece an intense dynamism, as well as subtle texture. The result is a kaleidoscopic design inspired by the concentric symmetry of a lotus blossom.

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