Works

Works

Formafantasma embraces a broad spectrum of typologies and methods, from product design through spatial design, strategic planning and design consultancy. The Studio’s entire portfolio is characterized by a coherent visual language and meticulously researched outcomes.
2.5.4Prada Frames: Being HomePradaEducation, Research2024
‘Prada Frames: Being Home’ is a multidisciplinary symposium curated by Formafantasma that explores the complex relationship between ecology and design. For its third edition, Prada Frames examines the living environment as a framework to address contemporary challenges.
2.2.26SuperWireFlosProduct2024
'SuperWire’ is a modular lighting system with an LED light source designed for repair. The series, provided in suspended, floor or table versions, consists of one or more hexagons of planar glass connected by a polished aluminum element.
2.3.13Drafting FuturesSalone del MobileSpatial2024
For its 62° edition, Salone del Mobile invites Formafantasma to design ‘Drafting Futures’, a space dedicated to conversations and lectures with leading figures in design and architecture.
2.2.25La Casa DentroICAProduct, Exhibition2024
‘La Casa Dentro’ is a solo exhibition by Formafantasma at Fondazione ICA Milano. The body of work specifically developed for this exhibition explores themes of personal identity and collective memory, while attempting to queer the codes of Modernist design.
2.3.12Reading RoomStockholm Furniture FairSpatial, Education2024
In 2024, as the Guest of Honour at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, Formafantasma has conceived an installation inviting visitors into an exchange of knowledge, ideas, and visions about sustainability and its serving/crucial role as a driving force for systemic transformation.
2.4.7FF x RubelliRubelli GroupConsultancy, Product2023
In 2023, the Venetian textile company Rubelli Group appointed Formafantasma as its new creative director. The partnership is intended as a long-term cooperation focusing on textile design and production while introducing a contemporary perspective on the heritage of the company.
2.1.6Forest CollectionArtekResearch, Product2023
In response to the evolving impact of climate change on Finnish forests, Artek and Formafantasma introduces the 'Forest Collection'. The collection establishes new industry benchmark by reconsidering Artek’s wood selection criteria.
2.2.24FFQTQuadroDesignProduct2023
The FFQT series, crafted by Formafantasma, exemplifies a commitment to timelessness, intuitive functionality and elegant simplicity within the domestic setting.
2.4.6Into the GardenPradaConsultancy, Research2023
Prada: Into the Garden is a series of experiences curated by Formafantasma in conjunction with the brand’s Fall Winter 2023-24 collection, titled ‘Conversation with a Flower’. The events took place in major botanical gardens in London, New York, Paris and Tokyo.
2.2.23Archivio MassimoGalleria Massimo MininiProduct2023
Archivio Massimo is the result of an invitation as unusual as it was exceptional: to develop a body of work by reacting freely to the gallerist Massimo Minini's private archive. Formafantasma has thus developed a work that conceives the archive as a stratified and complex deposit of memory. 
2.3.11Euroluce: The City of LightsSalone del MobileSpatial2023
The 2023 edition of Salone del Mobile di Milano sees the return of the lighting biennial Euroluce, named 'The City of Lights'. Formafantasma has been invited  to design Aurore, that will host talks and immersiv experiences, 'Costellazioni', seven architectural ‘intermezzos’ a bookshop.
2.3.10Garden FuturesVitra Design Museum Spatial2023
'Garden Futures. Design with Nature' is an exhibition hosted at Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany. It focuses on an expansive vision of the Garden, exploring its history, future, and social and cultural influence. 
2.3.9EccentricaCentro PecciSpatial2023
The Centro Pecci for Contemporary Art presents 'Eccentrica'. This exhibition marks the first time the museum's permanent collection is on display since its establishment in 1988. Formafantasma developed the exhibition design for ‘Eccentrica’.
2.5.3Prada Frames: Materials in Flux PradaEducation, Research2023
Prada Frames: Materials in Flux, is a multidisciplinary symposium that delves into the complex relationship between the natural environment and design. The symposium aims to explore the concept of waste, investigate the dynamics that regulate waste infrastructure and their value systems.
2.3.8Tacchini FlockTacchiniSpatial, Research2023
Tacchini Flock is a project and exhibition developed and curated for Tacchini to implement the current production system of upholstered furniture. Reworking stuffed seatings from the inside, discarded wool is used to replace industrial foams, with a method of fabrication that reflects both time-honoured utilitarian traditions and modern environmental concerns.
2.6.6Oltre TerraNasjonalmuseetExhibition, Research2023
Oltre Terra is an ongoing investigation conducted by Formafantasma focused on the history, ecology, and global dynamics of the extraction and production of wool. Commissioned by the National Museum of Oslo, and curated by Hanne Eide, the exhibition is on view from May 26th to October 1st 2023.
2.3.7Mondo RealeFondation CartierSpatial2022
Mondo Reale is an exhibition by the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, as part of the 23rd International Exhibition Unknown Unknowns: An introduction to Mysteries. Mondo Reale has been imagined as 'a landing on our planet, a step into the unknown of the everyday world'. 
2.6.5Sub RosaARCH AthensExhibition2022
Sub Rosa is the result of the collaboration between Formafantasma and artist Joanna Piotrowska. The result of the collaboration is a series of “anti-frame” framing devices that contain Piotrowska’s images of roses. These stainless steel devices impose a threatening tension upon the prints, and replicate the power dynamics inherent in her story.
2.5.2Prada Frames: On ForestPradaEducation, Research2022
Prada Frames is a multidisciplinary symposium that delves into the complex relationship between the natural environment and design. The symposium focuses on the ecosystem of the forest and the logics that govern the timber industry today.
2.3.6The Milk of DreamsLa Biennale di VeneziaSpatial2022
The Milk of Dreams is the 59th International Art Exhibition at la Biennale di Venezia, curated by Cecilia Alemani and designed by Formafantasma. Along with developing the general layout of the exhibition, the studio has designed five historical sections around which the rest of the artworks gravitates. 
2.2.22Assab collection DiSéProduct2021
The Assab collection is furniture designed for Disé, the pieces are conceived to be equally suitable for both office and house.
2.3.5Tre Stazioni per Arte-ScienzaPalazzo delle EsposizioniSpatial2021
Tre stazioni per Arte-Scienza are three exhibition hosted at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, focusing on the relationships between science and art, society and contemporary culture. Formafantasma worked on the exhibition design for the totality of the Palazzo, from the exhibitions to the shared rotunda and staircases.
2.6.4Sissel Tolaas RE________Astrup Fearnley MuseetExhibition2021
Formafantasma worked in close collaboration with SisselTolaas to develop the exhibition design for RE________ at the Astrup Fearnley Museet.
2.5.1GEO‑DesignDesign Academy EindhovenEducation2020
'GEO–Design' is a two-year master's course at Design Academy Eindhoven lead by Formafantasma. This platform explores the social, economic, territorial, and geopolitical forces shaping design today.
2.3.4The Disquieted MusesLa Biennale di VeneziaSpatial2020
To mark the 125th anniversary of its foundation, Formafantasma has been invited by La Biennale di Venezia and Cecilia Alemani to design 'Le Muse Inquiete. When La Biennale di Venezia Meets History', an exhibition by Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts held in the Giardini della Biennale's Central Pavilion.
2.3.3Caravaggio / BerniniRijksmuseumSpatial2020
The exhibition design curated by Formafantasma at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam rethinks the ways Caravaggio and Bernini have been often presented, choosing to emphasize the contemporary and radical qualities of their works.
2.6.3CambioSerpentine GalleriesExhibition, Research2020
Commissioned by London’s Serpentine Galleries, 'Cambio' is an ongoing investigation into the extraction, production and distribution of wood products. The multidisciplinary approach highlights the crucial role that design can play in our environment, and its responsibility to look beyond the edges of its borders.
2.2.211858Giustini / Stagetti Roma Product2020
Conceived as display furniture for the exhibition Cambio at Serpentine Galleries in London, the collection of pieces '1858' is made from spruce sourced from the Val di Fiemme in Northern Italy. The timber was taken from a single tree among fourteen million that were felled by Storm Vaia over the course of a few days in October 2018.
2.4.5FF x BulgariBVLGARIConsultancy2020
Formafantasma developed a book of new jewelry display concepts for the renowned Italian brand Bulgari. The work focuses on the juxtaposition of two apparently antithetical concepts: luxury and imperfection. The notion of sustainability in temporary displays was also addressed.
2.2.20WireLineFlosProduct2019
'WireLine' designed for FLOS uses the power cable as one of the leading design features. The cable is flattened to resemble a belt made of rubber and hanging from the ceiling and holds a ribbed glass extrusion containing a LED light source.
2.2.19ClayBitossiProduct2019
The 'Clay' collection for the Italian based company Bitossi is exploring the raw, expressive qualities of ceramic. The vases are turned on a wheel and later ripped – off of the top. The brutal action exposes the earthly quality of clay.
2.6.2Nervi in the makingMAXXIExhibition2019
'Alcantara Studio Visit' is a multi – year project, co – produced by Alcantara and MAXXI and curated by Domitilla Dardi. Every year a designer is invited to showcase new work based on a study of the MAXXI Museum Archival Collection. 
2.2.18ExCinereDzekProduct, Research2019
'ExCinere' is a refined collection of volcanic ash-glazed tiles, a new take on the tradition of volcanic lava as building material and a manifest of the enduring attraction between humans and the impossible force of nature.
2.2.17Visione UnicaI–DEA MateraProduct, Research2019
Drawing upon a variety of Basilicata's archives and unorthodox sources, 'Visione Unica' is an installation made up of five projections, ten screens and a small selection of vernacular objects exploring the cultures of environmental manipulation.
2.4.4FF x SamsungSamsungConsultancy2018
Korean brand Samsung asked Formafantasma to explore new aesthetic and functional possibilities within the realm of materials and finishings for portable devices and phones. The work grew beyond the brief, ultimately looking at ideas of privacy and trust in technology.
2.1.5Ore StreamsNGV - Triennale di MilanoResearch, Product2017
Commissioned by NGV and Triennale di Milano, 'Ore Streams' is an ambitious investigation into the recycling of precious electronic waste. The project uses diverse media to offer an insight into how design can be an invaluable agent for change.
2.2.16PigmentoNudeProduct2017
The 'Pigmento' series by Formafantasma is part of a wider range of glassware made in collaboration with Nude. Each object is mouth – blown and displays a sandblasted matte look and subtle nuances in colour, owing to a unique pigmentation technique.

2.1.4Underground ReleaseBIO 25 / MAO SloveniaResearch2017
For 'The Biennial of Design' in Ljubljana, BIO 25, Formafantasma questions the Slovenian underground with a multimedia installation.
2.2.15WireringFlosProduct2017
'WireRing' is a wall lamp designed for the lighting company Flos. The lamp is an exercise in reduction: stripped-back to its most essential components, the lamp delivers the most with the least.
2.2.14FoundationSpazio Krizia, Peep-HoleProduct, Research2017
'Foundation' reflects the designers’ interest in light's functional and expressive qualities, presenting a series of works made with different techniques and materials, together with a site – specific installation that shifts their experimentation onto an architectural scale.
2.2.13CromaticaCeditProduct2017
With the 'Cromatica' collection developed for CEDIT – Ceramiche Italia by Florim, Formafantasma investigates the potential of colour in contemporary ceramic covering manufacturing.
2.4.3FF x KriziaKriziaConsultancy2017
As a part of a re – branding effort for the Italian fashion Brand Krizia, Formafantasma was invited to develop guidelines for fashion shows, windows displays and retail environments.
2.2.12BugiaRoll & HillProduct2017
'Bugia' and 'Gambalunga' are two candleholders Formafantasma designed for the American brand Roll & Hill.
2.2.11Anno TropicoPeepholeProduct, Exhibition2016
The exhibition ‘Anno tropico’, created for the Milanese independent art center Peep-Hole, reflects Formafantasma's interest in the functional and expressive qualities of light, presenting a series of works made with different techniques and materials, together with a site-specific installation that shifts their experimentation onto an architectural scale.
2.4.2FF x HermèsHermèsConsultancy2016
The French fashion house Hermes invited Formafantasma to create a book of concepts for a cosmetics line. The work was developed using research from the brands' extensive archives and their historical use of color.
2.4.1FF x SportmaxMax MaraConsultancy2016
As a part of a brand re – positioning for the label Sportmax – owned by Max Mara group – Formafantasma was asked to develop guidelines for fashion shows and window displays.
2.3.2FF x LexusLexusSpatial2016
In 2016 Formafantasma has been invited to curate 'Anticipation', the Lexus brand presentation at the Salone del Mobile di Milano. The Studio interpreted this theme through the identification of elements within the company's products that will be fundamental for the future.
2.2.10DeltaGiustini / Stagetti RomaProduct2015
'Delta' is a collaboration between the Roman Design Gallery Giustini / Stagetti Roma and Formafantasma. The project is part of the gallery’s program 'Privato Romano Interno' which commissions international designers to use Rome as a source of inspiration for new furniture pieces.
2.2.9De Natura FossiliumGallery Libby SellersProduct, Research2014
"Mount Etna is a mine without miners – it is excavating itself to expose its raw materials." 'De Natura Fossilium' is an investigation into the culture of lava in the Mount Etna and Stromboli regions of Sicily, two of the last active volcanoes in Europe.
2.2.8StillJ. & L. LobmeyrProduct2014
'Still' is a collection of carefully engraved crystals, designed to serve the most humble and fundamental of all drinks: tap water. The works have been developed for and in cooperation with the renewed Viennese company J. & L. Lobmeyr. The collection pairs crystal with copper and activated charcoal to improve the taste of tap water.
2.3.1From then onEstablished & SonsSpatial2014
To celebrate the first ten years of Established and Sons, Formafantasma design 'From then on', a deconstructed clock conceived in dialogue with the architecture of the company’s showroom.
2.2.7AlphabetJ. & L. LobmeyrProduct2013
The 'Alphabet' drinking set is composed by twelve glasses and a pitcher. The pieces have been designed for the Viennese crystal company J. & L. Lobmeyr as part of the site – specific installation ‘The Stranger Within’ at the Geymüllerschlössel, commissioned by the MAK Museum in Vienna in 2013.
2.1.3Turkish RedTextiel Museum TilburgResearch2013
Drawing inspiration both from the Driessen Collection of the Textiel Museum in Tilburg and the history of Turkish red, Formafantasma designed a series of silk textiles dyed with madder roots in collaboration with the German colourist David Seidlitz.
2.6.1The Stranger WithinMAK Museum ViennaExhibition2013
Ambivalent stances towards the "foreign" or "strange" are the theme that Formafantasma have chosen for their presentation 'The Stranger Within' at the MAK Museum, Geymullerschlossel branch.
2.2.6CharcoalVitra Design MuseumProduct, Research2012
In conjunction with a major Switzerland retrospective on Gerrit Rietveld, Vitra Design Museum invited the studio to join a partner from the region to develop a design proposal. Formafantasma has been paired with Doris Wicki, one of the last charcoal burners in Europe.
2.2.5CrafticaFendiProduct, Research2012
'Craftica', explores leathercraft in conversation with other hand – worked, natural materials. The collection is a visual and tactile investigation into leather. Searching underneath and above the sea, from the vegetal to the animal world, the installation offers a holistic view on leather as a material.
2.2.4Wien SpielkartenVienna TourismusProduct2012
The design of the cards revisits the picturesque. Textures sampled from museum archives, iconic modernist buildings and traditional Austrian products are playfully combined to create a new iconic collection of these Viennese playing cards.
2.2.3BotanicaPlart FoundationProduct, Research2011
The 'Botanica' collection is designed as if the oil – based era, in which we are living, never took place. The studio investigated the pre – bakelite period, discovering unexpected textures, feelings and technical possibilities offered by natural polymers extracted from plants or animal derivatives.
2.2.2ColonyGallery Libby SellersProduct, Research2011
'Colony' is a series of mohair and mixed media blankets that refer to major colonies Italy held until the mid 1940s. The series is a prescient account of the impact of Italian imperialism on the urban infrastructure of these former colonies and the complex relationship these countries have with Italy.
2.2.1MigrationNodus RugProduct2011
As a reaction to this idealized representation of nature, Formafantasma designed a collection of three rugs inspired by the work of ninteenth century ornithologist John James Audubon, famous for his wonderfully detailed drawings of birds.
2.1.2 Moulding TraditionGallery Libby SellersResearch2010
'Moulding Tradition' is informed by the Sicilian ceramic tradition of Teste di Moro, copies of seventeenth – century vases from Sicily that portray a grotesque Moorish face. Through Moulding Tradition, Formafantasma questions the notion of national identity and the custom of craft to perpetuate the past mindlessly.
2.1.1AutarchySelf initiatedResearch, Product2010
'Autarchy' is an installation that proposes an autonomous way of producing goods and outlines a hypothetical scenario where a community is embracing a serene and self – inflicted embargo where nature is personally cultivated, harvested and processed, to feed and make tools to serve human necessities.