Work by Formafantasma, the Campana brothers, Max Lamb and Vivienne Westwood are on display as part of an exhibition at the spectacular Artipelag gallery in Sweden that shows off design that embraces rather than exploits nature. Curator Lidewij Edelkoort told us more about it
Formafantasma, Bethan Laura Wood and Narukuma Architects have explored the potential of wood for an exhibition during LDF
Formafantasma has spent three years studying the geology of Mount Etna, exploring the effects of time on volcanic rock, and even forging it into new materials. Now its labours have come to fruition in a collection of lava-based objects, writes Riya Patel
Icon’s latest issue brings you designs made in lava by Formafantasma, a building in a disused zinc mine by Peter Zumthor, Bjarke Ingels’ subterranean museum and much more. Read a full list of contents and subscribe to the magazine here
Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin of Formafantasma specialise in challenging conventional ways of thinking about traditional materials such as leather and charcoal – and despite their collaborations with big-name manufacturers, they show no sign of losing their edge.
Formafantasma has collaborated with Fendi on a range of primitive-looking tools and furniture that seeks to explore the tactile qualities of leather
The Italian design duo’s Botanica range of vases reinvents plastic as a craft material by using long-forgotten plant and animal polymers.