Autarky is a series of vessels & lampshades made using the simplest materials and techniques by two eindhoven based Italian designers, Formafantasma. The pieces are made from 70 percent flour, 20 percent agricultural waste and 10 percent natural limestone, and then naturally dried or heated at a low temperature. The finished material weighs less than ceramic. Colours are created using dyes from vegetables and spices such as paprika and cinnamon. Cinnamon has a strangely good reaction with the materials, it makes it more elastic and less crackable.
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