Cycle of life
Ad a m G o o d r u m A convenient location keeps this designer in the loop.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STUDIO? Messy, sunny, at capacity. Very central, I can ride my bike to most design events. I’m a five-minute ride to Tait and a 10-minute ride to Cult, that I work closely with. WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT YOUR WORKSPACE? It is very convenient. I own a corner terrace, live upstairs and my studio is on street level. Not a long trip to work but independent from home for my headspace. Good coffee and food a few doors up. The building is heritage listed, which is a mockery given how dilapidated it was when I bought it. I have since given it a makeover. It was built in 1885 so it has some history. I have heard it was many different things: upholstery shop, delicatessen, it had been on fire ... When I bought it, it had a number of tiny rooms so you can guess what may have been taking place. WHAT APPEALED TO YOU ABOUT THE SPACE? It has a high ceiling, big windows looking on the street welcoming the sun. I can bring my dog Frank to work. WHAT ARE YOUR OFFICE ESSENTIALS? 2B pencil and paper. Good music. Coffee machine. Frank. FAVOURITE PIECES YOU HAVE PICKED UP ON YOUR TRAVELS? A ‘Ulisse’ three-legged folding stool designed by Ivan Loss and made by Sandrigarden. I picked it up cheaply in a secondhand shop in Milan. I brought it back as hand luggage folded flat. I use it to have my lunch in the sun on the footpath. DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY? Coffee, emails, meetings, factory visit, hopefully some pen to paper designing. A DREAM DESK ITEM YOU WOULD BUY RIGHT NOW? A machine to give me more space and clean up after me. A bit of AC wouldn’t go astray too. IF YOUR STUDIO WERE LOCATED ANYWHERE ELSE, WHERE WOULD THAT BE? I really love my studio, it would be nice if it was a tad bigger though. If it could be anywhere – north facing, overlooking the ocean – I probably wouldn’t get much work done. adamgoodrum.com