Multidisciplinary London-based designer Adam Nathaniel Furman’s portfolio glows unabashedly with a passion for color and pattern, a body of work recently and most wonderfully exemplified by a residential project completed in Nagatacho – the governmental administrative district of central Tokyo – for a client who offered carte blanche to explore.
Orchestrating a symphony of pastels, Furman transformed the client’s 160-square meter flat of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a large communal living area with terrace into an imaginative graphical interior landscape where colors harmonize and gently vibrate in proximity, realizing an “architecture that luxuriates in a hyper-aestheticized celebration of the senses, and of every-day domestic life.”
The expression of color should come as no surprise from one of the co-founders of Saturated Space, a research organization based within the Architectural Association School of Architecture in Bedford Square, London, and responsible for organizing symposiums and sharing, exploration, and celebration of color in Architecture.
The Nagatacho apartment is an experiment in the euphoric connoisseurship of color, texture, material and form in the theatre of the quotidian, a space that elevates the client’s daily rituals and communal activities into a space of continuously seductive aesthetic delectation.
– Adam Nathaniel Furman/designer
Obviously such a resplendent space is not intended for all, but the Nagatacho residence by Adam Nathaniel Furman offers a joyous alternative to the spare and minimalist spaces typically associated with modernity today – a colorful rebellion expressed in a grammar of pigment.