To be seen at the Biennale INTERIEUR 2018 18-22 October Kortrijk, Belgium
The Nakano Twins are a pair of furniture units designed to be as full of personality as cartoon characters, voluble, talkative little members of the household that bring as much animation to the spaces they are in as a happy pet, or a boisterous toddler. Inspired by Nakano Broadway in Tokyo, a shopping centre that has been colonised by colourful Anime shops, and Cosplay & Manga enthusiasts, the Twins are dressed-up in their favourite costumes, and are naughtily hybrid in their use, following their owners around their office or apartment on their little orange wheels, offering to be drinks stands, bedside tables, office storage, or just a handy colourful, loyal domestic companion. Made out of powder-coated steel, sprayed MDF and painted tulipwood, the units are made in London, inspired by Tokyo, and are totally 100% Kawaii.
Adam Nathaniel Furman is an artist and designer based in London, trained trained in Architecture and Fine Arts.
His work is often inspired by architectural history, imagination and the communicative power of architecture. His work ranges from architecture and interior design to sculptures, installations, journalism and product design.
Whatever the project, it always involves extensive research. As Furman himself says, he is an avid collector: he keeps digging into his subject until he has explored it way beyond the surface.
The balance between the depth of his almost obsessive research, and the joyful, sensual experience of his often playful, colour-bursting work is the interplay that makes Furman’s work so distinctive.
His work ‘The Roman Singularity’ was shown last year at the Sir John Soane’s museum during the London Design Festival. Magazines like The Observer, Metropolis and Elle Decor Italia called him new talent to watch last year.
Picture by Julian Furman