Studio Fomafantasma showcase their unusual use of materials, forms and design concepts with their latest exhibition Prima Materia that seeks to offer an alternative vision to today’s consumer society.
Prima Materia is the first survey of the oeuvre of Studio Formafantasma, an Italian design duo consisting of Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin. The title of the exhibition refers to alchemy: the transformation of everyday raw materials into precious goods. After extensive research and designing, the final creations on display aim to raise questions about the role of industry, globalisation and sustainability.
Included in the exhibition is a service table made of a flour-based material, a stool made of fish leather and sea sponge as well as bottles made of resin. These unique objects produce strong statements about material and function.
Prima Materia is on display at the Stedelijk Museum s’Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands until 15 June 2014.