Andrea Trimarchi (1983) and Simone Farresin (1980) are Studio Formafantasma, an Italian designer duo based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Their interest in product design developed on the Contextual Master (formerly IM) course 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, the ecological responsibilities of design and the significance of objects as cultural conduits.
In perceiving their role as a bridge between craft, industry, object and user, they are interested in forging links between their research-based practice and wider design industry. Whether designing for a client or investigating alternative applications of materials, Studio Formafantasma applies the same rigorous attention to context, process and detail to every project they undertake. They do so with an eye to the historical, political and social forces that have shaped their environments.