New York City – Fernando Mastrangelo is best known for his composite-based, sculptural furniture pieces, made using uncommon materials such as sand, powdered glass, salt, coffee and even cocaine.
But the enfant terrible of the New York design scene is always setting his sights higher. Two years ago, Mastrangelo launched the In Good Company programme; held in his sprawling studio, these annual exhibitions help launch emerging American talents that have just begun their careers.
And for this year’s New York Design Week, he ventured into the realm of architecture: his Space Program exploration brings his particular material-driven approach into interior design applications – and the question of how we might live better.
Tiny House is a space where the future of design can be experienced in real life
‘As spaces begin to be experienced more and more virtually, the boundaries of our [collective] imagination – as architects and designers – [is] no longer limited to what we can physically build,’ Mastrangelo said. ‘That’s where Tiny House comes in. It’s a space where the future of design can be experienced in real life.’