Adam Nathaniel Furman's Identity Parade
This eclectic collection of objects is the work of Adam Nathanial Furman, one of the Design Museum’s four designers in residence who’s exhibition responding to a theme of ‘identity’ went on show this week in London. Harnessing a myriad of fabrication techniques including 3D printing, ceramics, plastics and plaster casting he invented a fictional character as a tool to approach each design, blogging on behalf of the character throughout his 3 month residency.
According to Furman the project explores how ubiquitous rapid fabrication techniques may free designers from purely commercially driven design allowing instead the production of objects embodying intensely personal narratives. Each colourful vase or pot in the collection relates to a story, all of which are communicated via the blog, as well as their theoretical contents being summarised in a film.
Furman, who is co-director of the architecture design practice Madam Studio graduated form the AA in 2009 where his co-directs the Saturated Space Research cluster.