Brooklyn-based designer Fernando Mastrangelo, founder of design firm MMATERIAL, was inspired by the blue shades of majestic Patagonian glaciers like Perito Moreno for his Drift collection. These sculptural pieces of furniture look like carved stone, but are actually made from sand.
Before designing quirky objects and furniture for the home, Mastrangelo worked as an assistant to Björk’s ex, artist Matthew Barney. The magic of his work lies in the fact he uses affordable, conventional materials like salt, coffee, glass and cement, which he casts into sculptural and unconventional objects.
To create the pieces for Drift he casted in layers to create functional pieces like tables and seats inspired by layers of earth and strata.
Some pieces come complete with contrasting upholstery in materials like silk or velvet, but all of them are crafted by Mastrangelo’s hands in very limited quantities.
See more of his designs here.
Images courtesy of Fernando Mastrangelo
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