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Furniture Line Coated In Salt And Coffee Looks Just Like Crystal Geodes

Furniture Line Coated In Salt And Coffee Looks Just Like Crystal Geodes
Design

The designers behind AMMA Studio explain the symbiotic relationship between furniture and sculpture.

Rachel Oliner, PSFK
  • 23 may 2014

Last Friday, PSFK’s editorial team snuck out of the office early to check out the designs on display at Sight Unseen OFFSITE, a two-story raw warehouse space in Soho that showcased pieces from both established brands and design studios new to the scene. Amidst the deluge of angular, hanging decor and seemingly unexplainable wooden basketball hoops, AMMA Studio’s crystalline furniture called to us. With end tables whose insides seem to have been scooped out and replaced with sparkling geodes, the entire collection makes elegant use of atypical materials like Illy coffee grounds, BB gun bullets, and pink Himalayan salt. The masterminds behind the just-launched line, sculptor Fernando Mastrangelo and interior designer Samuel Amoia, spoke with PSFK about their cutting edge approach to furniture and design, the sculptural qualities inherent to furniture, and the importance of unconventional methods.

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