Formafantasma utilizes a material not often thought about for anything other than what it is – cooled lava. The studio used basalt, an igneous rock that forms when basaltic lava cools quickly, that came about from the debris left behind on November 20, 2013 when Mount Etna erupted in Sicily. The result of the event left the area covered in black earthen material which they carved out into geometric volumes. The volumes were then paired with brass elements to make stools and tables in a series they call De Natura Fossilium.
Rope is wrapped around the other materials to not only hold them together, but also to add another design detail.
Photos by Luisa Zanzani.