Adam Cornish’s first collection for Tait features a series of cuts, folds, and joins. Called Seam, the series was put together with a design process not too dissimilar to the way a piece of fabric is tailored – a refined seam runs up the back of the chair, referencing the needle and thread seams used in garment making.

Adam joins a cohort of other young Australian design stars who have created bespoke and beautiful poolside and backyard pieces for Tait in recent years. Currently available are dining chairs, plush loungers, planter boxes, fire pits and benches from the likes of Ross Gardam, Daniel-Emma, Trent Jansen, and landscape designer Georgina Reid of The Plant Hunter. In the Seam family is a chair, stacking chair, bar stool, dining table, café table, and bar table.

Seam is also a departure from Tait’s signature Wire Chair-style designs, offering instead clean lines and fluid contours, which is contrasted by an inherently robust construction and hardwearing tactility to withstand Australia’s harshest sun bleached afternoons.

“Although fabric and sheet metal seem worlds apart, the tailoring process used to construct shapes is surprisingly similar,” Adam says. With a shell formed and folded from a single piece of flat sheet aluminium, ends meet to form a ‘seam’ along the spine of the chair. The colour palette for the collection is rich and earthy, referencing Australian coastlines, terrains, and our desert natives. Hues include deep ocean, paperbark, ochre, pale eucalypt, and woodland grey. Each piece is finished in a hard-wearing, UV stable, textured powder coat.

 

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[Images courtesy of Tait. Photography by Haydn Cattach.]

 

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