ExCinere by Formafantasma

Dynamic and Visceral. A new project by for Dzek

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ExCinere by Formafantasma
25/06/2019 - Dynamic, Visceral, Allegorical. ExCinere is a refined collection of volcanic ash-glazed tiles, developed by Dzek in collaboration with Formafantasma. Presented at Fuorisalone, it is a series for indoor or outdoor surfaces, a landscape of architectural elements that narrates the potential and possible combinations of a material as controversial as the volcanic lava of Etna. Dzek, ExCinere_formats_©Nick Ballon_courtesy of Dzek

Dzek, ExCinere_formats_©Nick Ballon_courtesy of Dzek

Amsterdam-based design studio Formafantasma have been researching the potential of volcanic lava as a design material since 2010. Andrea Trimarchi, one of the two founders of Formafantasma, grew up in Sicily against the dramatic backdrop of Mount Etna. “Mount Etna is a mine without miners; it is excavating itself to expose its raw materials.”, he obeserved.  Dzek_formafantasma_ExCinere_etna

Dzek_formafantasma_ExCinere_etna

Already with the De Natura Fossilium project, a collection in glass, basalt and fabrics, the duo investigated the complex and unpredictable identity of the Sicilian territory, seeking a possible balance in the conflict between nature and artifice, between the human and the volcano. Dzek, ExCinere_VolcanicAsh_©Nick Ballon

Dzek, ExCinere_VolcanicAsh_©Nick Ballon

Three years of exploding, imploding, cracking and caving were endured before ExCinere’s careful balance of porcelain body, ash glazes, firing temperature and method was achieved. ExCinere is available in two sizes and four volcanic glazes. These various surfaces are created by mixing varying quantities, particle sizes and densities of volcanic matter, resulting in surfaces that are evocative of the dynamic landscape from which they come. 

 DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

ExCinere by Formafantasma

ExCinere by Formafantasma

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

DZEKxFormafantasma_ExCinere_©Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti_courtesy of Dzek

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