Die Ästhetisierung des nur scheinbar Unvollkommenen
von Uta Abendroth | 24.01.2013
The Fins collection by Formafantasma puts to use fish skins rejected by the fishing industry and, in this way, examines the question of resources and materials in the furniture industry. These skins, in vegetal-type tanning, are most frequently obtained f
rom commonplace fish such as salmon or cod and are used here to cover a stool or to shape the cover of a hot-water bottle. Apart from the aesthetic appearance inherent in the use of tanned fish skins, this material commits its user to an unusually direct
relation with the animal world. Zoomorphe, the Formafantasma Fins collection for Moustache flirts with the world of taxidermy and the symbolism of the natural world.