Foundered in 2009 by an Italian duo, Formafantasma takes an holistic view towards design thinking to help facilitate a deeper understanding of both natural and built environments.
They are still pursuing a now decade-long investigation into the governance (extraction, production and distribution) of the timber industry - exploring themes of exploitation, colonialism and consumerism, and recently studied the human attraction with forces of nature through the lens of a refined collection of volcanic ash-glazed tiles titled 'ExCincere'.
Still taken from Cambio: Virtual Essay, 2020. A study of the timber industry and sustainability.
Formafantasma exhibits its findings and also experiments with product design. Their pairing of crystal with copper and activated charcoal as a way of improving the taste of tap water is one of many which stands out for us.