Winner: Designer of the year 2020. Formafantasma is a design studio founded by Italian duo Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, based in Amsterdam.
Formafantasma has developed a coherent body of work characterised by experimental material investigations and explored issues such as the relationship between tradition and local culture, critical approaches to sustainability and the significance of objects as cultural conduits.
By perceiving their role as a bridge between craft, industry, object and user, the studio is interested in forging links between its research-based practice and a wider design industry.
Judges comments: "This is a highly articulate studio whose intellectual and ethical ambitions are the driving force behind their truly sophisticated and beautiful work. We are impressed with how the studio always delivers and keeps on surprising."