Queer
Aesthetics

6 chairs in different shapes and sizes in pink. white and purple colours

PHaB chairs, Image by Yeshen Venema

Designer and artist Adam sits down with our Inclusive Features Editor and talks about growing up and experiencing the gay and queer scene in London in the 90's and his journey of self-discovery and his love of colour. His practice investigates how cuteness, colour and the question of queerness can work through queer aesthetics and design and shares his upbringing and influence of aesthetic ornementation in the city and at home.

A man wearing a purple top with a colourful patterned scarf in front of a brick wall

Adam Nathaniel Furman

(he/him)

Adam is a London based designer & artist of Argentine and Japanese heritage whose practice ranges from Architecture & interiors, to sculpture, installation, writing and product design. He 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. He 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. His 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 he has shown in numerous cities around the world.

@adamnathanielfurman

www.adamnathanielfurman.com