Nicolai Pierre Fuhrmann (born 1966) graduated from the Braunschweig University of Art with a degree in industrial design. He spent his first years lending his talents to a number of independent design studios – The Jorge Pensi Design Studio in Barcelona, Continuum in Milan and Milani in Zurich – before returning to his native Germany to set up his own Cologne-based studio in 2004.
Fuhrmann’s work focuses on products with a purpose, and his designs must have a practical use as well as functioning in such a way as to encapsulate the concept of movement as both visual expression and bodily experience. He designs his pieces so as to create seamless interaction between product and user – to Fuhrmann, functionality and focus on detail are equally important.
NOT JUST A BOWL
The strikingly simple Ondea bowls, with their beautifully curved silhouettes, are perfect for displaying fruits on the coffee table or kitchen worktop, but look just as good when treated purely as decorative pieces.