From his studio in Brooklyn, contemporary designer and artist Fernando Mastrangelo dares to build furniture with innovative materials as sand and cement.
Always in search of designs able to fascinate and disconcert, we want to present Fernando Mastrangelo’s Drift series. It is a furniture collection inspired by glaciers, exquisitely worked to create art from everyday objects and elements.
The uniqueness of the pieces of Mastrangelo lies in the juxtaposition of their elements and their differential treatment, sometimes even contradictory. As an example, his cement sofa upholstered in silk velvet, that shows how to mix consistently two antagonistic properties such as smoothness and hardness.
Another representative work of Drift series is a bench made of sand and cement, in an attempt to emulate the layers of earth and strata. With two completely different halves, Mastrangelo contrasts perfectly a plain and polished part with another of degraded and rugged surface much more natural and expressive.
His coffee table in two pieces, produced with the same elements, aims to create a similar effect. The structure and aesthetics of glaciers and natural earth formations are the referents used by Mastrangelo. Petra, a multifunctional cement sculpture, and a mirror of sand complete the series.
Each Fernando Mastrangelo’s piece is unique, in fact, they are produced in very limited editions. All the works of his FM/s collection (Drift series is part of it) blur the line between art and furniture design, using organic materials such as glass, salt, sugar or quartz.
Again, it is demonstrated that creativity has no limits, and artists who experiment to find new designs, in the end, always get to surprise us.