Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin founded the Amsterdam-based Formafantasma studio in 2009.
Italian friends and designers Andrea Trimarchi (1983-) and Simone Farresin (1980-) founded the Amsterdam-based Formafantasma studio in 2009 after completing their master’s in product design at the renowned Design Academy Eindhoven. Only two years later, they were noted as important designers of the future by MoMA design curator Paola Antonelli and design critic Alice Rawsthorn. Material experimentation and research into the transformation of resources into goods are central themes of their work, allowing the designers to combine their research with the design industry.
Their clients include Fendi, Max Mara, Hermès, Droog, Nudus rug, Gallery Libby Sellers, Established & Sons, Flos, and J.&L. Lobmeyr. Formafantasma’s pieces can be found in exhibitions and permanent collections at the most renowned design and art museums around the world.
After several teaching positions, Farresin and Trimarchi now head up the new GEO–Design master’s course at the Design Academy Eindhoven, focusing on the social, economic, geographic, and geopolitical forces that shape design today. In 2014, Formafantasma and Lobmeyr joined forces for two different collaborations.