Animal craft: Designers go hell for leather

13 : 06 : 2012 Design : Design Performance : Animals

Basel – Studio FormaFantasma has presented its Craftica range of furniture and tools for Fendi at Design Miami/ Basel. The collection, part of the studio’s Design Performance programme, is made from waste Fendi leather and animal by-products.

The collection includes vessels made from bulbous blown cow bladders and a series of water bags featuring the thick colourful skins from perch and wolffish.

‘The project is a homage to leather, but the most important element is that the materials are left over by-products from the food industry,’ FormaFantasma designer Simone Farresin tells LS:N Global.

This is the first time Fendi has brought its Design Performance programme to Design Miami/ Basel. Studio FormaFantasma and Fendi craftsmen are designing items live on-site during the exhibition and will be adding to the collection throughout the week.

For more updates from Design/Miami Basel keep an eye on our Seed and Shows sections.

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