Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin are Studio Formafantasma, an Italian designers duo based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Both Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin become recognized internationally for their provocative experimental materials, investigations and explorations of such issues as the relationship between tradition and local culture, critical approaches to sustainability, the historical, political and social forces that shape human environments and the significance of objects as cultural conduits. Viewing themselves as a bridge between craft and industry, object and user, research and the wider design industry, they have applied rigorous attention to context, process and detail on projects. Works by Studio Formafantasma have been commissioned by a variety of partners including Fendi, Hermès, Droog, Nodus rug, J&L Lobmeyr, Gallery Giustini - Stagetti/Galleria O. Roma, Gallery Libby Sellers, Established and Sons, Lexus, Krizia International and Flos. With Pigmento Collection, Studio Formafantasma emphasize the manual genius and honor the traces left by the artisan’s hand during the crafting of their tableware. Pigmento re-interprets a traditional hand-making technique used to add hue to glass in the process of mouthblowing an object, an intuitive process that generates a different result every time. Through the milky material, amorphous accents of colourful pigments are blown, smoke-like, emphasising the serendipity and uniqueness of each piece.
"We believe that naivety is a great starting point in design."