Gambalunga Candleholder by Roll & Hill
The elegant Gambalunga seems to defy gravity. The paired-down design defies what one would imagine a candleholder should be while also achieving a sense of familiarity. The circular base both grounds the object and catches melting wax, a reflection of Formafantasma’s studious attention to form and function.
Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin are Formafantasma, an Italian designer duo based in Amsterdam. Since graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2009, they have forged a distinctive practice characterized by careful attention to process and sustainability, and a critical consideration of materials and their historical value. They work as much with leather, wood, and charcoal as with ideas and concepts, ever mindful of the political and cultural forces informing their decisions. Formafantasma’s work has been presented and collected by museums internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum, New York; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Chicago Art Institute; and the Stedelijk in Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Trimarchi and Farresin also direct workshops and teach at the Design Academy Eindhoven.
H 17.5 in / 44 cm × W 4.5 in / 11 cm × D 9 in / 22 cm
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