giulio iacchetti fashions surfboards after marine animals
all photos by max rommel

 

 

 

‘surfph-o-morph’ is the result of a collaboration between italian designer giulio iacchetti and francesco a. fiorentio of surfer’s den. the three surfboards draw their shapes from marine animals: a killer whale, dolphin and shark, for which they are eponymously-named. in addition, the skegs are each fashioned in a way that remains faithful to the actual fins of the wildlife they reference. the deck is formed through 3D processing using EPS blank shaping and coated in epoxy resin. the ‘surfph-o-morph’ project is being shown as part of the fuorisalone program of milan design week 2014.

 

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guilio iacchetti surfboard designs for surfer’s den draw formal references from a whale, dolphin and shark

 

giulio iacchetti surfboards surfph o morph designboom
nose of ‘orca’

 

giulio iacchetti surfboards surfph o morph designboom
skeg of ‘orca’

 

giulio iacchetti surfboards surfph o morph designboom
‘orca’ – from whale to surfboard

 

giulio iacchetti surfboards surfph o morph designboom
‘delfino’ – from dolphin to surfboard

 

giulio iacchetti surfboards surfph o morph designboom
‘squalo’ – from shark to surfboard