Virtual Design Festival

Live interview with Adam Nathaniel Furman as part of Virtual Design Festival

Designer Adam Nathaniel Furman spoke to Dezeen in a live Screentime conversation sponsored by Philips TV & Sound as part of Virtual Design Festival.

Furman discussed his work with Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.

The London-based designer has become known for adorning his work, which includes interiors, furniture and products, with his colourful and often pattern-rich aesthetic.

Previous projects include a pastel-coloured set of chairs based on intimate parts of the body, which the designer said explored "colour, cuteness and queerness".

Furman recently completed a renovation of a Tokyo apartment in a sugar-sweet colour palette, which he describes as a "visual feast".

In January 2020, he designed a colourful pattern-clashing mosaic that adorns the entrance and reception of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital's maternity ward.

Live interview with Adam Nathaniel Furman as part of Virtual Design Festival
Adam Nathaniel Furman is a London-based designer known for his colourful aesthetic

Furman is also a judge for the 2020 edition of Dezeen Awards, along with UNStudio founder Ben van Berkel and author and architect Paola Antonelli among others.

This conversation is sponsored by Philips TV & Sound and is part of our Screentime series for Virtual Design Festival, which will feature interviews with European designers including Shahar LivneTeresa van Dongen and Ini Archibong among others.

About Virtual Design Festival

Virtual Design Festival runs from 15 April to 30 June 2020. It brings the architecture and design world together to celebrate the culture and commerce of our industry, and explore how it can adapt and respond to extraordinary circumstances.

To find out what's coming up at VDF, check out the schedule. For more information or to join the mailing list, email [email protected].

Portrait of Furman is by Pietro Cattaneo.