With its combination of geometric design and liveable functionality, every aspect of Kite Breeze has been carefully considered. From hundreds of concept drawings to rigorous testing and exceptional European manufacturing, Kite is a global product with a local story.
Adam Goodrum, the designer of Kite Breeze.
Adam Goodrum with Kite Breeze.
At the recent
Designed by the much-loved Sydney-based industrial designer
“I was brought up in Perth, Western Australia. Known for its blinding sun, scorching heat, and famously strong southerly breeze nicknamed ‘The Fremantle Doctor’. All were indelible parts of my childhood and so too were breeze blocks as they sheltered the front door of our modest family home”, recalls Adam. “When I think about it now – the dappled light, the cooling breeze and decorative entrance they provided – I realise I always held a fascination for them.”
“Kite encapsulates not just a story of childhood or of place, but also my design ethos and my love of geometric art,” says Adam.
In this video, Adam discusses his inspiration and the story of Kite Breeze.
The main premise of the design is that it’s one building block that creates endless patterns and opportunities starting from the simple rotating around its axis. It can be used in one layer, which provides a certain number of patterns, and when doubled in another layer, the opportunities increase further, and so on.
While the majority of
“With endless block configurations, patterns and arrangements, I’m intrigued to see how architects, designers and homeowners can play with Kite to help bring their design to life,” says Adam.
Adam Goodrum with Kite White.
Explore some of the pattern making possibilities of Kite in this video.
In addition to geometric repetition and infinite pattern making, there are two things I personally love about Kite Breeze. The first one is the versatile size of the module, which lend themselves to both indoor uses, as well as large scale applications with civic potential. I also adore their tactile finish. Available in three colours – White, Terracotta and Dune – Kite is handmade from Italian clay base, with the evidence of human hand present in each module, gives them a glorious sense of warmth and tactility.
“Deceptively simple on one level, but deeply complex on another, Kite is perfect for those searching for an imaginative and new interpretation of an iconic symbol of Australian living,” says Adam. “I’m honoured to put my name to it.”
To find out more about Kite Breeze, visit
Adam Goodrum in conversation with Dana Tomić Hughes at the Brickworks B20 launch, discussing Kite Breeze – a contemporary re-imagining of the celebrated late-modernist era breeze block through a unique collaboration between the Australian designer and GB Masonry.
| The article