Andrea Trimarchi (Bolzano, 1983) and Simone Farresin (Malo, 1980), two Italian designers based in Amsterdam, are the founders of the Formafantasma studio. Their interest in product design arose and grew as they attended the MasterDegree course at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, where they graduated in July 2009. Since then, Formafantasma has created a coherent body of work characterized by the experimental investigation of matter, exploring topics such as the relationship between tradition and local identity, the critical approach to sustainability, and the meaning of objects as devices for cultural relations. Perceiving their design mission as the activation of connections between the practical and theoretical aspects of crafts and industry, they are interested in giving form and consistency to the relationships that link objects to their users.
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With the Cromatica collection, Formafantasma investigates fresh possibilities provided by the “colour factor” in contemporary ceramics manufacturing, while at the same time meeting the need to provide continuous spreads of covering, technically perfect but still offering the fascinating potential for compositions of individual pieces which are never monotonous.