Design: Adam Nathaniel Furman


Vase with Lid
cm 45 H x 15 Ø
Yellow / Pink / Light blue
with Yellow + Light blue Lid


Adam Nathaniel Furman

Adam Nathaniel Furman is a London based designer & artist of Argentine and Japanese heritage whose practice ranges from Architecture & interiors, to sculpture, installation, writing and product design.
Furman co-runs the influential Saturated Space research group on colour at the Architectural Association, was a studio master of Productive Exuberance at Central st Martins, published the book Revisiting Postmodernism with Sir Terry Farrell for the Royal Institute for British Architects, and has written for numerous publications.
Adam has won several awards including the Blueprint prizes for Design Innovation in 2014 and Best Small Project in 2018, as well as the UK Rome Prize for Architecture 2014-15 and FX Product Designer of the Year 2019.
Furman’s work is in the collections of the Sir John Soane Museum, the Design Museum (London), the Abet Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Carnegie Museum of Art, and they have shown in numerous cities around the world.

Interview with the author

The Project

What did you like of the idea of interpreting the Riccio pattern?
I just absolutely fell in love with the way the technique showed off the tactile and handmade quality of italian craftsmanship, the exquisite richness & complexity that one obtains from beautiful objects made by skilled hands, while also being fresh, modern, vivacious, tactile & aesthetically unique.

What do you like of working with Nuoveforme?
I fell instantly in love with Nuoveforme, a company whose archive and skillset is seeped in a deep technical understanding, but perhaps even more importantly a profound and obvious passion for the exquisite effects that beautiful and rich glazes afford to different ceramic forms.
I dream of disappearing into their archive and getting lost in a world of shapes and colours.

How was the process that led to the concept of your work?
I became acquainted with Nuoveforme’s remarkable craft tradition and
genius with glazes, and was instantly inspired. As I always do, I brought questions of expression and identity into the vessel I designed, in this case turning the vase into a character, a bright, bold and vivid personality full of sass, and pizazz, a royal emblem covered in divine ceramic sequins, topped with a glittering crown, and drenched in lascivious pigment…