Their ecosystem of collectibles proposed during the New York fair at WantedDesign Manhattan 2022 will include the Wave and Botryidal lighting collections.
Both light collections are digitally grown through coding, following a fractal-like pattern similar to nature, and then materialized in experimental, handcrafted ceramics by artisans in Peru with custom glazes.
These pieces feature custom crystal glazes which perform in unique ways during their firing process. These glazes accentuate the bubbly and wavy like patterns; where folds capture deeper crystal hues or textures and convexities show smoother moments of color. Forma Rosa Studio’s practice not only pushes the limits of their design studio in Brooklyn but also the development, fabrication and research of their collaborating artisans in Peru.
Their practice is defined by a cultural clash between the handmade and the digitally designed, a relationship that also defines the studio’s aesthetic and its vision. Returning to handcraft from a place of technology, the naturally complex shapes are digitally grown by the pair in NYC and handcrafted by artisans in Peru, a place where Maria calls home. They push the unexpected clash between these concepts to sculpt new ways for them to create form, tactile sensations, and to find a newfound intimacy to their objects.
This emerging design studio introduced their first Botryoidal custom piece in December 2021 as part of SuperHouse group show, which featured contemporary and unique crafted pieces by upcoming design studios.
Now, Forma Rosa Studio is introducing their Botryoidal and Wave Light designs this May at WantedDesign Manhattan. Soon after, at Alcova they will unveil their custom lighting collections at Alcova “This is America” during Milan Design Week, a show capturing unique work that embodies American contemporary design visionaries.