Design – As Pride month draws to a close, King’s Cross explodes with camp, colour and creativity with a message of togetherness. Adam Nathaniel Furman unveiled their Proud Little Pyramid in Granary square in Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross.
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The 31ft pyramid features flamboyant colours and quirky emoji-like creatures and comes with communal seating at its feet. Proud Little Pyramid Furman’s overriding ambition is to decorate and improve public spaces, helping to break down social barriers and to improve people’s everyday lives.” Says the designer to Archipanic.
Known for his irreverent architectural creations and infectious love of colour, pattern and ornament, the British Argentine-Japanese designer has created an installation monumentalising joy during Pride after such a challenging year.
As a Kings Cross neighborhood resident, Furman explains, “I have learnt, loved and laughed here. In the 90s, I was regular at iconic nightclubs The Cross & the Scala and later a student and then teacher at Central St Martins.”
“Whilst I have taken inspiration for my residency from King’s Cross’ recent queer history from the 80s through to the early 2000s. I have also looked back to London’s Victorian heritage in which dramatic monuments of all sizes, from water fountains and public loos to tube stations, memorials and town halls, brought accessible decorative art to public spaces. I want to make history – and its complexity- instantly present and fun”.
Home to 67 acres of outstanding architecture, destination restaurants and a vibrant cultural scene, King’s Cross has built a reputation as a London arts and culture destination, using its public spaces and buildings to showcase artworks from a wide variety of artists and sculptors.
All photos by John Nguyen/PA Wire – courtesy of Adam Nathaniel Furman.