Eidehoven-based designers FormaFantasma have been honoured with MoMA Museum of Modern Art of New York acquiring their work ‘Botanica’ to join the permanent design collection.

Simone Farresin (1980) and Andrea Trimarchi (1983) first met when staying in Florence, prior to graduate studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven – the latter described as an ‘fundamental educational experience.’

Graduating in 2009 with a thesis on traditional Sicilian folk craft the formed STUDIO FORMAFANTASMA and are invited to exhibit at prestigious design museums and festivals globally – an incredible accolade for early career designers.

Their practice centres on organic prices seen in museum quality bodies of work AUTARCHY (cereal), BOTANICA (natural polymers) or CRAFTICA (leather).


MoMa acquired five of the most representative pieces of Botanica, with a selection of sketches and material samples from the project originally commissioned by Plant Foundation.

Forming part of the exhibition THIS IS FOR EVERYONE: DESIGN EXPERIMENT FOR THE COMMON GOOD – read more on the project in the words of MoMA Senior Curator Paola Antonelli here.

THIS IS FOR EVERYONE – MoMA New York until January 16, 2016.