Charcoal by Formafantasma is a sculptural water purifying system based around a technique that has been used in Japan since the 17th century. In place of basic sticks of charcoal, however, which has been used in similar modern interpretations for daily use such as the Eau Good Water Bottle, Charcoal by Formafantasma revolves around a much more artistic aesthetic.
As part of the Confrontations exhibition held by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, Charcoal by Formafantasma is deeply rooted in Swiss tradition despite the Japanese reference. The unique shapes were once made out of wood that had been irrevocably charred and then sculpted into various shapes. These shapes mimic such everyday objects as a paddle, lid, funnel and ladle.
Charcoal by Formafantasma is Artistically Sculptural
1. Artistic Water Purifying Systems - Opportunity for artists and designers to create visually appealing and functional water purification systems.
2. Revival of Traditional Techniques - Opportunity to reinterpret traditional methods and incorporate them into modern designs.
3. Sculptural Charcoal Filtration - Opportunity to innovate charcoal filtration systems by creating sculptural and aesthetically pleasing designs.
1. Design and Art - Designers and artists can explore new ways to incorporate water purification into their creations.
2. Home and Appliance - Home appliance companies can develop artistic and visually appealing water purifying systems for consumers.
3. Sustainable Living - Opportunity for sustainable living companies to offer unique and aesthetically pleasing water filtration solutions.