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The Stranger Within

October 11, 2013

The Stranger Within rug, conceived by Studio Formafantasma, stems from research focusing on the fascination of exoticism.

Presented at the Geymüller Schlösse  in Vienna as part of an exhibition by MAK Museum, which is open until 1 December 2013, The Stranger Within rug, conceived by Studio Formafantasma, stems from research focusing on the fascination of exoticism.

Bearing in mind the style of the Austrian villa and of its beautiful decorations, Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, two Italian designers, meant to analyse the paradoxical coexistence of a desire for distant places and the native spirit of the Biedermeier style,  in the early nineteenth century.

This is how The Stranger Within, a hand-knotted wool rug dominated in the center by a palm tree – the symbol of exoticism par excellence – was born. The Formafantasma creative couple wanted to invite the visitors of the Geymüller Schlösse to seek the stranger within themselves.

The rug forms part of the 2013 Nodus collection.

www.formafantasma.com

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