Dezeen/ India Block/ February 26, 2020
Long-term relationships between designers and clients are vital to creating¬†sustainable design¬†projects says design studio¬†Formafantasma.
It is virtually impossible to create¬†something truly green and ethical when clients commission one-off designs, said Italian design duo Simone Farresin and Andrea Trimarchi, who make up¬†Formafantasma.
“Companies don’t realise that it’s not enough to ask designers to be sustainable,” Farresin told Dezeen.
“You need to allow the designer to work in a way that is different, is more realistic. And that’s a different approach.”
Sustainability requires long term relationships
Dezeen spoke to Formafantasma at¬†the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, where the duo designed¬†the¬†Baroque in Rome exhibition¬†that will be taken apart and reused afterwards.
“We took into consideration small changes that could be done to avoid waste,” said Trimarchi.¬†“But only with a long term collaboration with the institution could we make more long term and informed choices.”
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