Studio Formafantasma—that is Andrea Trimarchi, born in 1983, and Simone Farresin, born 1980. Their interest in product design developed on the IM Master’s course at Design Academy Eindhoven, the Netherlands, where the two Italians graduated in 2009 and thereafter founded Formafantasma based in Amsterdam. London’s V&A, the Chicago Art Institute, MUDAC Lausanne and the Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch are among the museums and institutions which have presented their work; they collaborate, for example, with Fendi or Droog. They focus on experimental material investigations and explore issues such as tradition and local cultural relationships.
“Our idea was to allow the public to learn more about the chair. We have neither altered nor added any element to the original design. We just hung the chair on a pendulum arm balanced against a piece of metal of the same weight on the other side. This way, the public has the opportunity to discover the production process and experience the clever use of the metal.”