ASTA CHARITY PER L'OSPEDALE LUIGI SACCO DI MILANO, LOTTI VENDUTI SENZA COMMISSIONI Lotto offerto da Giustini / Stagetti, Roma con donazione al 100% spedito da Roma, Italia Questo set fa parte della collezione Delta, ispirata da oggetti di uso quotidiano della Roma imperiale. La perfezione funzionale degli oggetti d'uso comune conservati nei musei è parsa agli artisti estremamente contemporanea, e mentre alcuni di tali artefatti sono serviti da ispirazione, altri sono stati direttamente presi a campione e aggiornati per uso contemporaneo. Nel caso dei pezzi di porcellana, gli artisti hanno deciso di modificare il meno possibile le forme e i colori, mantenendo il chiaro riferimento alla ceramica romana. Andrea Trimarchi (1983) and Simone Farresin (1980) are Studio Formafantasma, an Italian designers duo based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Their interest in product design developed on the IM master course at Design Academy Eindhoven, where they graduated in July 2009. Since then, Formafantasma has developed a coherent body of work characterised by experimental material investigations and explored issues such as the relationship between tradition and local culture, critical approaches to sustainability 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 a wider design industry. Whether designing for a client or investigating alternative applications of materials, Studio Formafantasma apply the same rigorous attention to context, process and detail to every project they undertake. The added nuance for the duo is that they do so with an eye to the historical, political and social forces that have shaped their environments. Their work has been presented and published internationally and museums such as New York’s MoMA, London’s Victoria and Albert, New York’s Metropolitan Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, Paris’s Centre Georges Pompidou, the TextielMuseum in Tilburg, the Stedelijk’s- Hertogenbosch, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, MUDAC Lausanne, the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in North Carolina and the MAK Museum in Vienna have all acquired Formafantasma’s designs for their permanent collections. In March 2011 Paola Antonelli of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and esteemed design critic Alice Rawsthorn listed their studio amongst a handful of practices that would shape the future of design.