Fernando Mastrangelo Carves Glacier-Inspired Furniture From Sand

Posted On Fri, August 5, 2016 By

Posted On Fri, August 5, 2016 By In Furniture, Green Design

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.

Fernando Mastrangelo, glacier furniture, Drift furniture, sand furniture, Brooklyn studio, artist Matthew Barney, blue-shaded furniture

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.

Fernando Mastrangelo, glacier furniture, Drift furniture, sand furniture, Brooklyn studio, artist Matthew Barney, blue-shaded furniture

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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