Partnering with Italian furniture manufacturer Cantarutti, ownworld continues to support the Australian design industry. Not only allowing local architects and designers access to high-quality furniture, the collaboration also celebrates the work of Adam Cornish and Adam Goodrum, Australian creatives who enhance the Cantarutti offering.
Setting a high standard for environmental awareness, workplace ethics and product authenticity, Cantarutti is the latest brand to partner with ownworld. The Italian manufacturer produces expressive timber furniture that speaks to future living. Originally, the family business was situated in a local marketplace, creating wooden furniture for global export. Younger generations of leadership led the enterprise to a new, independent site where the family could commit their craft to a singular vision: Cantarutti, the brand.
The current production process channels Italian passion into a meticulous, internalised system whereby processing, assembly, staining, polishing and upholstery are all executed within the same factory. Cutting-edge technology enables Cantarutti to create efficiently, crafting from woods of superior scent and grain. Metalwork complements the timber forms to establish the finished pieces – contemporary works that have relevance within commercial, hospitality and residential environments.
Through his Maki collection for Cantarutti, Adam Cornish articulates the simple elegance of everyday objects. Working from his independent design studio in Melbourne, Adam crafts stacking chairs, armchairs and stools of various designs, each featuring a slender, delicate profile. The products combine plywood elements with simple yet refined details to propose a compelling experience of lightness.
Through his Maki collection for Cantarutti, Adam Cornish articulates the simple elegance of everyday objects.
Centring on the harmonious union of fluid lines, the classic Maki chair features a backrest made from laminated plywood, looped laterally to present a sharp figure. A hidden connecting detail on the underside of the chair testifies to the quality of its craft, efficiently holding components together. Available with a metal frame and wooden seat and back, the Maki chair can be customised in terms of colour and upholstery, with leather and fabric options available.
From Adam Goodrum, Cantarutti commissioned the Timber and Dory collections. Both unify form and function whilst expressing a growing fascination with movement, geometry and colour. Featuring a stackable chair design with a customisable backrest, stools, armchair and a lounge, the Timber collection forms a diverse means of exploring simplicity, drawing upon variations in shape, coating and finish. Carefully balanced proportions maintain a sense of purposeful understatement. Also made from timber, Dory projects a slightly softer image. Emphasising a gently curving silhouette, this collection balances being visually inviting with the strength of its materiality. Dory pays homage to the small, shallow draft boats of the same name, evoking ideas of leisure.
Thriving in a sector that values soulful craft, both ownworld and Cantarutti come forward to champion the work of Australian artisans. With the Maki, Timber and Dory collections at the heart of the joint proposal, the partnership between the two companies promises to uplift the industry with inspiring feats of design. Since its establishment in 2012, ownworld has developed a reputation for providing contemporary furniture of original design. The company’s curation of seating, lounging, tables, desking and accessories has seen both the Australian commercial and residential sectors greatly benefit.
Through its genuine and long-standing relationships with manufacturers, ownworld is able to respond swiftly to the needs of the design industry, proposing a diverse range of solutions to the challenges encountered during projects. Representing brands such as Inclass, laCividina and Desalto, the company demonstrates a global reach that embraces the region-specific traditions of craftmanship.