Formafantasma’s Stunning Glass Containers Use Charcoal to Purify Tap Water

August 23, 2012 by  
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Charcoal has been widely used and misused since ancient times. It was first used as a water and air filter by the Egyptians, but in the 19th century it was banned for causing bast deforestation and CO2 emissions — a consequence of being the only energy source for the production and processing of metals. In order to highlight the burnt wood’s traditionally healthy aspects,  Formafantasma  created a line of beautiful vessels that purify tap water using the pitch black material. These stunning vases combine hand-blown glass and charcoal in a succinct design that manages to explore concepts like tradition and nostalgia, and charcoal’s positive properties. Read the rest of Formafantasma’s Stunning Glass Containers Use Charcoal to Purify Tap Water Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: charcoal , CO2 emissions , Confrontations , deforestation , Design Academy of Eindhoven , Doris Wicki , Formafantasma , Francesco Zorzi , green products , Luisa Zanzani , Massimo Lunardon , Vitra Design Museum , water issues , Weil am Rhein

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Formafantasma Unveils Craftica Collection Made From Recycled Fendi Leather and Natural Materials

July 6, 2012 by  
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Known for their seductive aesthetics and unexpected investigations into materials, design duo Formafantasma was approached by Italian fashion house Fendi to explore leatherwork and other materials as part of their “Design Performance Program”. Fendi has a long tradition of leather craftmanship starting out in 1918 as a leather and fur shop in central Rome, Italy. Through live demonstrations the program aims to celebrate the creative process and its impact on shaping the final result by offering the audience a unique view into the art of craft-based design work. Following their previous success in Milan and Miami the program spread its wings to the ‘Design Miami/ Basel’ fair that took place recently in Basel, Switzerland. Read the rest of Formafantasma Unveils Craftica Collection Made From Recycled Fendi Leather and Natural Materials Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Craftica , craftsmanship , Design Miami Basel , FENDI , Formafantasma , leather work

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Formafantasma Crafty Vessels are made from Flour, Agricultural Waste and Limestone

February 10, 2012 by  
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Using sustainable design as a bridge between craftwork and the industry, this collection of earthy vessels combines low-impact materials and old world techniques to create durable, functional objects. Designed by Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin of  Formafantasma , the Autarky Vessels are handmade containers created using only natural materials and plant-based dyes that have been cooked at low temperature. Made from a biomaterial consisting of 70% flour, 20% agricultural waste and 10% limestone, these designs take a critical approach to sustainability, focusing in on an autonomous way of producing goods while rediscovering old techniques. Read the rest of Formafantasma Crafty Vessels are made from Flour, Agricultural Waste and Limestone Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “natural materials” , agricultural waste , Andrea Trimarchi , Autarky vessels , Botanical , composite material , Design Academy of Eindhoven , eggs coating , flour containers , Formafantasma , green materials , green products , green resources , italian design , natural dyes , natural limestone , Simone Farresin

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Milan Furniture Fair 2010: Autarchy by Studio Formafantasma

April 15, 2010 by  
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Image by Studio Formafantasma For a real touch of Italy, go and visit the installation ” Autarchy ” by Studio Formafantasma at this week’s Furniture Fair in Milan. The project celebrates an autonomous way of producing goods, using bio-materials.

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Sustainable Futures Exhibition Asks Can Design Make a Difference?

April 15, 2010 by  
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Images by B. Alter: Local River Can design make a difference is the question that this new exhibition about sustainability at the Design Museum in London sets out to explore. Under five themes the exhibition explores sustainable projects that are in place already or in the planning

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