Andrea Trimarchi (1983) and Simone Farresin (1980) are Studio Formafantasma, an Italian designer duo based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
They began their product design career at Design Academy Eindhoven, where they graduated in July 2009. Since then, Formafantasma has developed a coherent body of work characterized by experimental material investigations and explored issues such as the relationship between tradition and local culture, critical approaches to sustainability and the significance of objects as cultural conduits.
Formafantasma, which means ‘ghost shape,’ takes a unique, informal approach to design. The design duo perceives their role as a bridge between craft, industry, object and user. Each project they develop is centered around a new way of living, producing and interacting with objects; always remembering form is the consequence of a process.
In March 2011 Paola Antonelli of New York’s MoMA and esteemed design critic Alice Rawsthorn listed their studio amongst a handful of practices that would shape the future of design.
Their work has been presented, published, and added to permanent collections around the world. Formafantasma’s designs can be found at museums such as New York's MoMA, London’s Victoria and Albert, New York's Metropolitan Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, Paris's Centre Georges Pompidou, the TextielMuseum in Tilburg, the Stedelijk’s-Hertogenbosch, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, MUDAC Lausanne, the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in North Carolina and the MAK Museum in Vienna.
Formafantasma has been commissioned by a variety of partners including Fendi, Max Mara - Sportmax, Hermès, Droog, Nodus rug, J&L Lobmeyr, Gallery Giustini / Stagetti Roma, Gallery Libby Sellers, Established and Sons, Lexus, Krizia International and FLOS.
Formafantasma latest design for FLOS is Wirering. True to their approach to design, Wirering is a simple and pure light that is equal parts decorative light and architectural sculpture.