Studio Formafantasma
Andrea Trimarchi
1983Born in Sicily, Italy
2009Master of Arts Design, Design Academy Eindhoven
Simone Farresin
1980Born in Vicenza, Italy
2009Master of Arts Design, Design Academy Eindhoven
Since 2009Studio Formafantasma in Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Studio Formafantasma

The two designers running Studio Formafantasma use almost-forgotten materials and techniques as if they were accessing some ancient, arcane knowledge. Andrea Trimarchi, born in 1983, and Simone Farresin, born in 1980, love to experiment. Botanica is what they called one of their experimental projects from 2011, the result of which was a vase crafted from sawdust and oxblood, once known as bois durci, a natural polymer used in the pre-plastic era. In 2012, the duo and Doris Wicki, Europe’s only charcoal burner, disappeared for days in the woods surrounding Zurich. Commissioned by the Vitra Design Museum, the objects they created during this period were simply christened Charcoal after their material. So, one could also describe the two designers as basic researchers with a keen interest in practical implementation, because what Trimarchi and Farresin do as part each projects is applied science at its very best.