Melbourne based designer Adam Cornish has won the prestigious 2014 New York Design Awards for his Trinity bowl designed for Italian company Alessi.

Adam won the first prize in the homewares category, putting Australian design back on the global map.

Adam designed the Trinity bowl after researching the lightweight structure of the Nautilus shell. He explains that the Nautilus adds an extra chamber to its shell, a process that eventually forms a beautiful spiralled structure that is strong yet very light in weight. He sought to create a hybrid product that was not only visually inspired by nature, but also a product that uses the inherent logic of nature.

Adam is among top leading industry experts selected to showcase their designs through the ‘Alessi Research Lab’ initiative, as part of the WantedDesign 2014 exhibition.

The workshop displayed a selection of projects that highlighted a specific topic and the related research developed around it; ranging from research in the working of metal wire by Pauline Deltour, LED lighting by Giovanni Alessi Anghini through to nature observation based design by Adam Cornish.

The Trinity bowl is available from selected David Jones stores, and Alessi.