It is so difficult to talk only for a specific product/collection of the multi-talented Fernando Mastrangelo, as I adore a lot of his work pieces. All his collections can be described as classy minimal. Looking at his portfolio, awe is the feeling that surrounds you!!!
Fernado got the multi-talented title not only because his portfolio consists of different projects using a variety of materials but also he is doing a lot of things. The Brooklyn based artist, is an editor to a magazine, he is the founder of the design firm MMATERIAL, he did a lot of exhibitions and speeches, like a Ted Talk etc. His love for design actuate him to do his B.F.A. at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, in 2002, and his M.F.A. in Sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, in 2004. Before starting his own brand he worked as an assistant to Matthew Barney.
The Fernado Mastrangelo brand consists of furniture and deco objects in high quality and elegance. The amazing part about his contemporary work is that the materials he uses are not the common ones. Salt, coffee, sand, glass and cement are some of them. Moreover, his “Felix” and “La Salvamara” designs made him popular to the press as they were made of cocaine and cremated ashes from the MS 13 Gang, accordingly. The multi-talented Fernando Mastrangelo, likes to break design disciplines and stereotypes. His works spanning formal, social, historical, mathematical, and even religious subject matters. He manage to combine all these by processing the every day materials to give them a sophisticated minimalism. In love with the mirrors, that represent the calmness of the sea as he says in the video below. I will own one some day!!!
Fernando Mastrangelo projects have been written about in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Modern Painters, Interview Magazine, Cultured Magazine, where he is also a contributing editor, and others. A few of his many exhibitions were, “FADE, Sight Unseen OFFSITE, New York”, Collective “Design Fair, New York NY”, “Brooklyn Museum Artist Ball, Brooklyn NY” and “IDEA Miami, Institute for the Development of Emerging Art (IDEA) and Kowal+Odermatt Projects, Miami, FL”.
I leave you with a video of his Drift collection. If you liked this post I am sure you will like my post about the Living Objects by Juno Jeon. Finally, follow me on Instagram for more fashion and design inspiration.