Formafantasma have created Craftica, a series of furniture and accessories which explores leather craft, using discarded material from Italian luxury house Fendi's production lines.
|Salmon stool: Fendi discarded leather, vegetal tanned salmon skin, wood, and sea sponge. All photos by Luisa Zanzani|
Pieces in the collection include spoons made from scallop shells, glass pendant lamps hung from leather strips, water containers made from cow bladders, and a work table weighted on either side by marble cylinders.
|Perch stool: Vegetal tanned perch skin, lime wood and brass label|
Formafantasma selected a range of leathers for the project, including Fendi's in-house materials as well as leather processed using chemicals from tree bark, cork leather extracted from cork trees, and a leather made from leftover fish skins discarded by the food industry.
|Protective masks: Discarded Fendi leather and scallop shells|
Alongside the tools, furniture and accessories, a series of 28 drawings developed in collaboration with illustrator Fracesco Zorzi will also be shown, each hand-drawn onto goat skin parchment.
|Bells-lights: Discarded Fendi leather, glass, leather-covered hooks and electric wire|
The project will be shown at Design Miami/Basel 2012 from 12 - 17 June 2012 at Messe Basel, Switzerland.
|Exhibition view of Craftica|
|Desk and water containers|
|Room divider: Discarded Fendi leather, oxidized brass, marble weights and leather-coverd hooks|
|Brush and knife: Vegetal tanned boar fur, boar bristles, vegetal tanned cow leather and cow bone|
|Jar: Mouth blown glass on a cow bone and cow leather|
|Perch fish hot water bag: Vegetal tanned perch skin, glass and brass|
|Water containers: Cow bladders, glass, brass and cork|
|Detail from room divider|
|Drawings on parchment|
|Detail of scallop spoon|
|Detail of bells lights|