Studio Formafantasma is based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and was started by product designers Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin who met while still at school and collaborated on their masters thesis project at the Design Academy of Eindhoven. Their combined love for classic craftsmanship has lead them to analyze and re-evaluate the relationship between “local cultures and global contexts”, to translating those crafts into industrial processes.
THE VESSELS AND LAMPS ARE PRODUCED WITH A BIO-MATERIAL COMPOSED OF 70% FLOUR, 20% AGRICULTURAL WASTE, AND 10% NATURAL LIMESTONE.
THE DIFFERENCES IN THE COLOUR PALETTE ARE OBTAINED BY THE SELECTION OF DISTINCT VEGETABLES, SPICES AND ROOTS THAT ARE DRIED, BOILED OR FILTERED FOR THEIR NATURAL DYES.
EGG IS USED AS A PAINT TO ADD A BRIGHT DETAIL ON THE DRY SURFACE OF THE BOWLS.
IN COOPERATION WITH A CHEMIST STUDIO FORMAFANTASMA REDISCOVER OLD NATURAL TECHNIQUES USED IN THE RENAISSANCE TO LACQUER AND MAKE THE SURFACES OF THE OBJECTS WATER-PROOF.