adam nathaniel furman mixes italian epochs and regions to create monaco units
adam nathaniel furman mixes italian epochs and regions to create monaco units adam nathaniel furman mixes italian epochs and regions to create monaco units
nov 06, 2015

adam nathaniel furman mixes italian epochs and regions to create monaco units

adam nathaniel furman mixes italian epochs and regions to create monaco units
all images © ruth ward




immediately after finishing a residency at the british school in rome, london designer adam nathaniel furman created the ‘monaco units’, a trio of one-off pieces made of painted tulipwood, MDF and steel. the motivation behind these pieces was the experience he had while living in italy, where he explored the coming together of global culture, glitz and consumerism, with the most ancient and resonant architectural and religious traditions.

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the ‘monaco units’ is a trio of one-off pieces




following the same duality line, the pieces are referenced simultaneously by the classical and serious architecture of the 1930’s in rome, as wells as the flashiness and cheerfulness of italy and the italian riviera in the 1950’s and 1960’s, with all its pastel colors, clean lines and sense of mischief. the ‘monaco units’ showcase in their design a heavy structure that lightens up thanks to their color composition.

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the pieces are made of painted tulipwood, MDF and steel

adam nathaniel furman
the pieces explore the coming together of global culture and consumerism, with ancient architectural traditions

adam nathaniel furman
the are made of a heavy structure that is lightened up by a brave and joyful color choice

adam nathaniel furman
the reference the classically weighty and serious architecture of 1930s Rome

adam nathaniel furman
the flashiness and gaiety of italy and the italian riviera in the 1950s and 60s is shown on the color choice

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details of the worktop of ‘monaco unit II’

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detail of the worktop and corner of ‘monaco unit I’

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‘monaco unit II’ is a long and narrow table with different size drawers

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‘monaco unit I’ has columns that support the worktop



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