Free, Booking Not Required


Sat 19 Mar
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm


Tolarno Gallery
Tolarno Galleries, 104 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

A&A Mother and Child 2022. Image courtesy of Nae Tanakorn

A&A – Adam Goodrum and Arthur Seigneur – in conversation Past Event

Presented by Tolarno Galleries

Adam Goodrum and Arthur Seigneur will be in conversation about their evolving collaboration as A&A. They will discuss the concepts and process of creating recent works including the Mother and Child cabinet which is premiering at MDW, and a recent commission – the Cocotte en Paille or Chatterbox in straw – celebrating 200 years of Louis Vuitton.


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. Their debut piece, the Bloom (2018) cabinet was first shown at Milan’s Salone del Mobile and is now in the National Gallery of Victoria collection. Their Klaatu (2020) cabinet is in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. 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.