DESIGNER OF THE YEAR FORMAFANTASMA
Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin – the Italian-born, Amsterdam-based duo that make up Formafantasma – are leading the design pack. Their passion is translating a love of craft into pieces that blend artistry with industry. At last year’s Milan Furniture Fair, their designs were unforgettable. Among them were the ‘Blush Lamp’ and ‘ Wirering’ lights created for Flos: the first exploits the potential of a dichroic filter to project ‘ brushstrokes’ of coloured light onto the wall; the second is a luminous circle fixed to the wall by its electric cable – the functional made beautiful. Also worthy of note are the studio’s ‘Cromatica’ tiles for Cedit Ceramiche d’italia. The range explores how to recreate the variety and subtlety of colour seen in traditional, artisan tiles (formafantasma.com).