Jessica Hemmings

Textile Writer

Studio Formafantasma at MAK, Vienna review

Formafantasma_MAK_reviewBY JESSICA HEMMINGS

MAK Design Salon 02 Studio Formafantasma: the stranger within
Contemporary Design Intervention at the MAK branch Geymüllerschlössel
Vienna, Austria
September 14 – December 1, 2013

Studio Formafantasma, the young Italian design duo of Simone Farresin and Andrea Trimarchi, have enjoyed considerable press since their graduation in 2009 from the Design Academy Eindhoven. Here the pair has installed seven interventions – old and new – in the MAK museum’s Geymüllerschlössel, a building that began life as Viennese merchant and banker Johann Jakob Geymüller’s summer home for entertaining. Set in a beautiful residential area at the end of tram journey from the city centre, the villa became a satellite branch of the MAK in 1965. Today it is filled with furniture circa the home’s beginnings which are thought to date to 1808, alongside a sizeable collection of clocks amassed by last resident of the property Franz Sobek…

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