I have found, at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, the wonderful, latest work of Forma Fantsma, a design collective fomed by Andrea Trimarchi (Sicilia) and Simone Farresin (Veneto). Moulding Traditions is a collection integrated by one bowl, a vase, a wine bottle and a flask. Reviving the fading traditional Sicilian ceramics, Forma Fantasma’s collection reflects the state of non-European immigration to Italy. From Moor invasions to present-day clandestine arrivals by boat, elements of Italian history and reality serve to embellish the majolica pieces. The themes in this project are plenty: craft’s role in keeping the past alive, attitudes towards immigration, the effects of allowing history to repeat itself.*
Beautiful, provocative and inspiring!
* Quoted from Mocoloco