Italian designers Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Ferresin, the founders of Amsterdam-based studio Formafantasma created Delta, a collection of objects based on Roman historical artifacts and architecture.
The project Delta was commissioned by Gallery Stagetti Galleria O. Roma, that invites various international designers to create objects inspired by the Italian capital. The designers have been particularly attracted by very mundane objects of the Imperial Rome times. Before starting the design process, Andrea and Simone have undergone through the thorough investigations of Roman archeological venues and museums.
They've collected a large number of photographs and documents, which later became the foundation of their work. Matter-wise, they decided to use marble, metals, porcelain and wood, to reinterpret their visions. The final collection consists of various conventional daily objects, such as lamps, shelf, and tableware. "Delta collection result as a coherent body of work that more than delivering a portrait of a city, uses design to draw unexpected links between historical periods in search for timelessness,” said the designers.
The full body of work was unveiled a few weeks ago during the Design Miami/Basel in Switzerland.