Formafanstasma is a design studio based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, founded by an Italian duo: Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin. After graduating at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2009, they dedicated to explore the relationship between tradition and local culture.
Their new exhibition 'De Natura Fossilium' at Gallery Libby Sellers in London will close next week, so if you happen to be in the British capital I suggest you to go and have a look at the work of these two talented and artist-designers. The exhibition investigates the culture of lava in Sicily, precisely in Stromboli and the Mount Etna, that Formafantasma duo defines as a mine without miners that excavate itself to expose its very rawness. Through their exhibition, they question the role of tradition and cultural heritage that takes the raw material, lava, to a complete different level of meaning.
The result is a powerful and poetic collection of unexpected objects, contemporary yet so antique.
Via Gallery Libby Sellers