FormaFantasma Workshop at Fabrica

The Italian designers Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin ( will hold a three-day workshop “Harvesting Nature” at Fabrica from February 6th to 8th, 2012. Participation is free and open to a maximum of 10 external participants, and will be determined by review of CV and portfolio that must be both emailed by January 25 to: and External candidates must demonstrate product design training.
Lunch and facilities included.

Workshop brief

“Harvesting Nature” workshop will encourage the participants to develop concepts and small models or prototypes using nature as the source. The natural environment, and its original features will be literally harvested in search of colours, materials, textures and inspiration for new production processes.

Studio FormaFantasma biography

Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin are  Studio FormaFantasma – two italian designers based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The work of Studio FormaFantasma touches relevant design issues such as the role of design in folk craft, the relationship between tradition and local culture, a critical approach to sustainability, and the significance of objects as cultural vectors. The studio is interested in creating a design practice that merges craft and industry, local necessity within the global context, and on a conceptual level in stimulating a more critical and conscious relationship of the user with objects.

Photos by Mauro Bedoni & Alberto Ferretto, Fabrica