In a mix of fine art and design, Fernando Mastrangelo (1978) creates furniture and sculpture with the help of salt, coffee, sand, glass and cement. His pieces are not only functional chairs and tables but also material investigations that play with our perception.

His works is characterized with different shapes and textures, “…they (his pieces) are both rugged and refined, durable and delicate, formal and functional. Precisely because of their hybrid natures, each work shatters the potential for contextual singularity.” Fernando has exhibited throughout the world and he is the founder of a design firm MMATERIAL that runs out of his Brooklyn studio. “Prior to pursuing his career in the arts & design, he worked as an assistant to Matthew Barney.” Visit his page for more pieces!

 

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