british designer and artist adam nathaniel furman brings ‘historical promiscuities’ to milan design week this year. under the curatorship of luca molinari, the exhibition features a series of exclusive limited-edition ceramic works realized with bitossi, pieces from the sir john soane’s museum in london, and furman’s drawings, prints and videos. the show is hosted within the milanese studio of vudafieri-saverino partners, where tiziano vudafieri and claudio saverino have been able to construct a narrative work space occupied by eclectic artistic references.


image © designboom

 

 

‘two ceramic micro-architecture families occupy this atelier’s spaces creating a dialogue with the contemporary works of art which normally occupy the work spaces,’ luca molinari describes of the show.

 

‘the works of adam nathaniel furman, indicated by the specialised media as one of the emerging creative talents on the british scene, are composed of two distinct groups sharing a surprising capacity to reinterpret the italian tradition in a pop and irreverent style: ‘roman singularity’ a series of classic-shaped, brightly coloured ceramics, recently exhibited at the sir john soane’s museum in london, and an original production of ceramics made by bitossi, one of the historical brands in the relationship between avant- garde design and italian tradition. we speak of works having in common a use of colour and its extreme and vital combinations, along with the capacity of mastering traditional shapes, creating absolutely unique objects.’


image © designboom

 

 

 

at vudafieri-saverino partners studio, adam nathaniel furman shows his peculiar pop style, which has quickly brought him to the center of acclaim. both his pieces for bitossi and ‘the roman singularity’ represent a free and transversal experimentation — one of the remedies to renew design and architecture in a period of dullness — which calls for versatile solutions and courageous choices.


image © designboom


image © designboom


image © paolo pandullo

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    design news