giuseppe formica

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Giuseppe Formica (born 1989) is a product designer based in Paris and Milan.

In a world saturated of industrial products, his approach aim to answer in an innovative way to functions, ergonomics, materials and production optimization, while delivering a sense of human touch.

After graduating with a Bachelor at Politecnico of Milan (2011), and a Master at the Design School of Kolding (2014),
he started his career working in studios such as Nendo, L'Oreal, Christophe Pillet,
and Philippe Starck (with whom he collaborated from 2015 to 2020).
Since September 2020, he opened his own studio.




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“Metà”, meaning “half” in Italian, is a lamp shade which can be adapted to a suspension or an applique.
The production of one half instead of the whole lamp, allows an useful dematerialisation that enhance productivity and customisation of the product, that in fact becomes two.
An elastic translucent diffuser holds the shades together without the need of mechanical fixing, a slight opening is left to allow tolerances of ceramic and to create a magical effect of light.
    suspension lamp / applique
    ceramic, silicone
  • DATE
    2014 (1st version), 2018 (updated version)
    CINNA CONCOURS 2015 (finalist)