Adam is a British artist & designer of Argentine & Japanese heritage based in London. Trained in architecture, Adam's atelier works in spatial design and art of all scales from video and prints to large public artworks, architecturally integrated ornament, as well as products, furniture, interiors, publishing and academia.
Adam's work has been exhibited in London, Paris, New York, Milan, Melbourne, Rome, Tel Aviv, Mumbai, Vienna & Basel, amongst other places, is held in the collections of the Design Museum, the Sir John Soane’s Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Abet Museum, & the Architectural Association, and has been published widely.
The atelier has completed, and ongoing projects both internationally (Europe, the US, S America, the Middle East, East Asia) and in the UK. Adam has lectured at the RIBA, Harvard GSD, UC Berkeley, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Vitra Design Museum & the Casa dell’Architettura Rome, amongst others, has taught courses at several universities as well as having been Studio Master of Productive Exuberance at Central St Martins in London, is co-director of Saturated Space at the AA (an influential research group on colour in Urbanism and Architecture), is a published author, a vocal advocate for diversity and representation in architecture, urbanism and design, and has been a judge for the Dezeen and FRAME awards, amongst others.
FX Product Designer of the Year Award 2019
One of Icon Magazine’s “100 talents of 2018-19”
Blueprint Award for Best Small Project 2018
Progress 1000, one of the Evening Standard’s “most Influential Londoners of 2018”
Elle Decor Italia “New Talent for 2018”
Metropolis Magazine “New Talent” 2017
One of the Observer’s four “Rising Stars” of 2017
L’Uomo Vogue Italia “Design Star” 2016
Architecture Foundation “New Architect” 2016
UK Rome Prize for Architecture 2014-15
Blueprint Award for Design Innovation 2014
Design Museum Designer In Residence 2013-14
AA Prize 2007
RIBA Bronze Commendation 2005
I bring equal parts pleasure, colour, and joy, as well as critical consideration, reflection and depth to everything I am lucky enough to be involved in.
My designs are always beautifully crafted and approachable, usually adorable, often cheeky, and take inspiration from a passionate & lifelong exploration of form, material, colour and ornament as a political-aesthetic project in pursuit of diversity & multicultural cosmopolitanism, with my objects, artwork, spaces & installations invariably being embodiments of the diasporic, fluid & roaming cultures that surrounded me at home and in London as I grew up, and which continue to fascinate & inspire me to this day.
I am open to unsolicited (paid) commissions, please email me with your proposal.