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Monti Silvestri Clock by Studio Formafantasma

Volcano time: Monti Silvestri Clock by Studio Formafantasma tells time with brass fittings circling a crater of powdered volcanic rock, set on a base of lava-formed basalt, witness to the impact of eruption on the place where it occurred.

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Details: In basalt, brass, and lava sand for Gallery Libby Sellers. Part of the De Natura Fossilium collection of furnishings – bowls, vases, boxes, tables, and more – made from materials derived from the lava from the 2013 eruption of Mount Etna in Sicily, as an exploration of the link between tradition and local culture. At Milan Design Week, April 8 to 13, 2014.

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Designers: Studio Formafantasma is the Eindhoven, Netherlands-based partnership of Italian designers Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, exploring “the role of design in folk craft, the relationship between tradition and local culture, critical approaches to sustainability and the significance of objects as cultural conduits.”

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Source: Photos by Luisa Zanzani.

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