Eindhoven based italian designers Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin from Forma Fantasma asked themselves these questions and decided to answer them.
Autarchy is an installation that proposes an autonomous way of producing goods, using a 100% biological material made of flour, agricultural waste and natural limestone and coloured using the natural dyes extracted from spices, roots and vegetables.
The designers propose a perfect production process that generates no waste; the cereal is harvested and used for food and to generate tools and vessels. For such a production system to work information and knowledge need to be shared and common to the community, open source as we would say in the digital era. This is why the designers wanted all the steps of research and manufacturing presented and explained through the exhibit.
Designer: Forma Fantasma
Materials: a biological material made of 70% flour, 20% agricultural waste and 10% natural limestone