Homage to Leather

12th June 2012

Never disappointed by the work of Formafantasma - their latest project Craftica is an investigation into the tactility and beauty of leather.

Underpinned by a design narrative that considers the symbolism of leather and man and nature, the project explores leather as a material through history.

Offering a holistic view on leather they have used leathers discarded from the food industry from salmon, trout and pigs. They also used discarded leather from the FENDI factories as well as sourcing vegetal processed leather from tree back and cork leather. Animal bladders were also used in order to design objects that could hold liquids.

The skins were all tanned to keep their natural colours and have been partnered with other materials such as glass, marble, bones, shells and wood.

The outcome of the project is a series of objects such as tools and furniture all with the studio's tradmark look. During Design Basel which is currently running, more pieces will be added to the collection as the design duo will collaborate with craftsmen from FENDI.


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