FUTURAFORMA || Fusing Artisan Workmanship With Industrial Materials

The unique Futuraforma collection of three furniture pieces designed by Marcante-Testa will be a conversation starter for visiting guests.

Italy-based design studio Marcante-Testa designed three pieces for the 2018 collection by SEM Spotti Edizioni Milano, including the Duale table, the Genio chandelier and the Magico carpet. These unique pieces are characterized by intricate artisan workmanship and the use of industrial materials including copper tubes, fabric cables, steel, MDF and more. The quirky names of each individual piece express the unconventional ways the designers play on the design concept, material colours and textures. The result is a series of bright, playful and eye-catching pieces that will become the highlight of any home or space.

The Duale Table and Magico carpet.

The Duale Table and Magico carpet.

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The Duale Table

Two contrasting textures come together to form the playful Duale Table. The table designed by Marcante-Testa is in fact two tables in one, the first with a laminate top, and the second in Bianco Lasa marble, a marble stone taken from the Croda di Jenn quarries at 1500 metres above sea level. The large, round marble top rests on two large, elective tube structures consisting of a combination of red mahogany, steel, painted iron and black medium-density fibreboard.

The Duale Table made with Bianco Lasa marble.

The Duale Table made with Bianco Lasa marble.

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The Magico Carpet

A contemporary carpet made from the finest New Zealand wool and Tencel, this hand-tufted statement piece showcases masterful craftsmanship that involves intricate techniques. Whether you decide to hang it up on the wall or lay it on the ground, the minimal design and muted colours make this a versatile piece that can easily elevate your interior.

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The Genio Chandelier

Perhaps the most industrial looking piece out of the three, the Genio chandelier is a beautiful piece that you might expect to find in a trendy, industrial style cafe or restaurant. The unique chandelier design reinterprets the idea of the chandelier in a postindustrial bon-ton style, with sand-blasted glass bulbs hanging on twirling copper tubings, connected by popping blue fabric cables. The passamenterie inserts supplied by a historic Turin workshop adds a special, bespoke touch, bringing playfulness by adding bright turquoise to the piece.

Blue fabric cable detailing pops against the copper tubing structure of the Genio Chandelier

Blue fabric cable detailing pops against the copper tubing structure of the Genio Chandelier

Passamenterie inserts supplied by a historic Turin workshop adds authenticity to the Genio Chandelier.

Passamenterie inserts supplied by a historic Turin workshop adds authenticity to the Genio Chandelier.

Futuraforma, together with the other pieces of the 2018 collection by SEM Spotti Edizioni Milano, has been presented at Milan Design Week 2018. We cannot wait to see what other unique creations SEM Spotti Edizioni Milano will have in store for 2019!

Project: Andrea Marcante - Adelaide Testa www.marcante-testa.it

Collaborators: Aga Slusarczyk, Giada Mazzero

Photographer: Mattia Balsamini, Omar Sartor, Delfino Sisto Legnani