The works of Studio Formafantasma, founded by Italian designers Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, are featured at the second Mak Design Salon in Vienna.
"The Stranger Within" is a project by Studio Formafantasma that plays around with the ambivalent terms "stranger" and "strange". The designers explore different themes and vocabularies on the basis of the consideration that the term “exotic” has become meaningless in a globalised world, and invite the public to look to the past as a source of inspiration for the present. The Botanica and Craftica series, for example, are inspired by a new interpretation of Biedermeier using new materials.
The exhibition centres around a carpet designed specifically for the Blue Salon of the Geymüllerschlössel. Positioned vertically in the centre of the room, the carpet becomes a totem around which the works are arranged in various different rooms. It is a reference to the history of the museum, which was owned by the Jewish family of Isidor Mautner, a textiles industry owner, from 1888 until the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1938.
Title: Studio Formafantasma. The Stranger Within
Dates: September 14 2013 ? December 1 2013
Location: MAK, Vienna – Austria
Images courtesy of MAK