formafantasma: bio baked 'autarchy' design
 
formafantasma: bio baked 'autarchy' design formafantasma: bio baked 'autarchy' design
may 14, 2010

formafantasma: bio baked 'autarchy' design

‘autarchy’ image © designboom

italian-born eindhoven based design duo formafantasma‘s (andrea trimarchi and simone farresin) ‘autarchy’ installation is on show at sotheby’s in london as part of an exhibition curated by ilse crawford, anne mieke eggenkamp and janice blackburn. the show features work from design academy eindhoven graduates, kiki van eijk and joost van bleiswijk.

sotheby’s london 12th-17th May 2010 34-35 new bond street london W1A 2 AA

installation view image © designboom

‘autarchy’ is an installation which pays homage everyday life, proposing an autonomous way of producing goods, outlining a hypothetical scenario where nature is personally cultivated, harvested and processed, to feed and make tools to serve human necessities.

formafantasma have developed a series of functional vessels and lamps made from a low-temperature baked bio-material, composed of 70% flour, 20% agricultural waste, and 10% natural limestone. the differences in color palette are obtained by the selection of natural substances that have boiled or filtered for their natural dyes.

installation view with formafantasma image © designboom

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installation view of tables set with bowls, cups and other vessels image © designboom

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detail image © designboom

flour mill image © designboom

flour mill detail image © designboom

vegetables used for dying the dough image © designboom

natural dyes and spices image © designboom

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ingredients and recipes image © designboom

dough samples image © designboom

‘autarchy’ image © designboom

guests for the project were italian broom maker giuseppe brunello and french baker poilane.

detail of broom produced by giuseppe brunello image © designboom

formafantasma (andrea trimarchi and simone farresin) image © designboom

all images here are views of the ‘autarchy’ presentation at spazio rosana orlandi, during milan design week 2010.

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