Adam Nathaniel Forman is a British artist & designer of Argentine & Japanese heritage based in London. Trained in architecture, Adam’s atelier works in spatial design and art of all scales from video and prints to large public artworks, architecturally integrated ornament, products, furniture, interiors, publishing and academia.
Adam’s work has been exhibited in London, Paris, New York, Milan, Melbourne, Rome, Tel Aviv, Mumbai, Vienna & Basel, amongst other places, and held in the collections of the Design Museum, the Sir John Soane’s Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Abet Museum, & the Architectural Association, and has been published widely.
Today’s post will exhibit some of Adams’s most spectacular projects, giving you a burst of colour inspiration on this winter’s day!
“I bring equal parts pleasure, colour, and joy, as well as critical consideration, reflection and depth to everything I am lucky enough to be involved in”
Adam Nathaniel Forman
Baalbek is a collection of porcelain vessels for Beit Collective inspired by the ancient allure of the great ruins of Baalbek in Lebanon, and the cosmopolitan vibrancy of its capital Beirut.
Photography by: Bahaa Ghoussainy, location courtesy of de Gournay Beirut
A permanent public seating sculpture in Croydon, London, directly in front of East Croydon Station.
Photography by: Gareth Gardner
Right in the heart of the governmental administrative district of central Tokyo, there is a 160 square meter retreat of pure sensual delight, a small but intensely crafted manifesto for an architecture that luxuriates in a hyper-aestheticized celebration of the senses, and of everyday domestic life.
A palette of pastel colours, natural and artificial materials, and an open and interconnected layout with gathering at its heart, combine to create a voluptuous interior world of perfectly poised, gentle deviance.
A combination of contemporary techniques and traditional craftsmanship are used throughout, with wooden details and cabinetry made by hand by skilled carpenters, and the marquetry doors being fabricated using laser cutting technology.
Materials are celebrated for their sensuality, and their effect on the imagination, rather than their origins, so translucent plastic artificial marbles sit next to the highest quality hand-finished spruce, which is in turn next to the highest quality hand-made porcelain handles, which in turn are next to beautifully glossy nylon fixtures, hand-made carpet next to vinyl, and exquisitely textured wallpaper next to semi-matte plastic wall finishes.
The Nagatacho apartment is an experiment in the euphoric connoisseurship of colour, texture, material and form in the theatre of the quotidian, a space that elevates the client’s daily rituals and communal activities into a space of continuously seductive aesthetic delectation.
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