Ghost story

Fernando Mastrangelo hones in on natural materials and computer renderings for his latest collection

Brooklyn-based designer Fernando Mastrangelo is known for his experimental sculptural pieces. In the past, Mastrangelo has worked with sand, rock and salt, all handcrafted into conceptual furniture. For his latest collection – entitled ‘Ghost’ and set to launch at Collective Design Fair next week in New York – the designer uses a new studio process of digitally rendering pure white cement to create the colossal pieces that join together.
Here, Mastrangelo delves into the ephemeral inspirations behind his refined range of tables and console. He takes us through the engineering and craft behind the challenging creations, which ‘emulate the gravity of nature with the softness of carved cement’.

Fernando Mastrangelo will launch ‘Ghost’ alongside the new ‘Thaw’ collection at Collective Design Fair, which runs from 3-7 May in New York

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.