Wovin Wall @ Salone Milan 2013

Wovin Wall @ Salone Milan 2013

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It’s the second appearance of the Australian company Wovin Wall during Milan Design Week – this year at the bi-annual office furniture exhibition Salone Uffici.

For 2013 Wovin Wall chose to launch 2 newacoustic and decorative products – one by Australian Adam Cornish the other by Brit-born Hong Kong-based designer Michael Young.

Foliar by Adam Cornish


adam cornish ( image via the snap aseembly )

Adam Cornish’s ‘Foliar’, is an elegant three-dimensional modular wall panel system, suitable for hospitality, public, retail, and residential, commercial and corporate office spaces.

Adam took inspiration from unfurling petals to create his decorative panels; each ‘petal’ can be curled up individually and held in place by a concealed magnet.

‘Foliar’ is made up of flexible plastic forms with embedded magnets and adjustable leaf-like elements, which alter the effect of the surface. The design, encourages play with its multi-textural surface, which can be read as flat, partially unfurled or as undulating foliage.

‘Foliar’s’ background colour becomes apparent when the leaves are folded up and is covered over again when laid flat, allowing for two-tone colour combination.

The varying colours of the back panel and the petal panels, and the physical curling up of them, creates great depth for a dynamic wall treatment.

foliar prototype

foliar prototype


close of up Foliar production version

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Panel texturing by Michael Young

Michael Young has created a series of patterns for textiles, with the Cove installation being shown as a prototype.

Michael Young’s metal panels belie their acoustic nature; the faceted surface invites the sound in and perforations allow sound waves in to the soft, noise-absorbing surface underneath

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adam (r) at the Salone 2012

adam (r) at the Salone 2012

About Adam Cornish

Adam studied Industrial Design at the University of Sydney. More recently he completed a degree in Furniture Design at Melbourne’s R.M.I.T, with whom he retains a close affiliation, lecturing and sharing insights into his manufacturing with students of design.

A recent recipient of the 2011 Yves Behar Design Award and the 2010 Workshopped People’s Choice Award, he has also been a finalist in the prestigious Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award for the past two years.

Adam’s work is born from simple observation based design, working across a range of disciplines, from creating furniture and household objects, to commercial and residential.

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