On the occasion of the London Design Festival, Italian design studio Formafantasma celebrated Established and Sons 10 year anniversary with the From then on installation. As a deconstructed clock conceived in dialogue with the architecture of the company’s showroom, the installation featured mechanical designs made in marble, brass and fabrics.

Formafantasma "From then on" installation for Estabilished & Sons - Photo by Peer Lindgreen

Formafantasma “From then on” installation for Estabilished & Sons – Photo by Peer Lindgreen

From then on poetically visualises the ephemeral and enduring qualities of time through the use of timeless materials: marble, brass and fabric” say Formafantasma. Three kinetic pieces represented the passage of time without a nostalgical approach, but with a look-forward curiosity attitude.

Formafantasma "From then on" installation for Estabilished & Sons - Photo by Peer Lindgreen

Formafantasma “From then on” installation for Estabilished & Sons – Photo by Peer Lindgreen

Time as a Circular Motion. A Carrara Marble Clock marked the slow pace of the hour as each revolution aligns the natural pattern of mineral veins across the concentric circles.

Formafantasma "From then on" installation for Estabilished & Sons - Photo by Peer Lindgreen

Formafantasma “From then on” installation for Estabilished & Sons – Photo by Peer Lindgreen

Time as a Celebration of Instances. Like sentinels of time, two Saxophones sound every fifteen minutes to announce and celebrate the experience of daily life as it evolves.

Formafantasma "From then on" installation for Estabilished & Sons - Photo by Peer Lindgreen

Formafantasma “From then on” installation for Estabilished & Sons – Photo by Peer Lindgreen


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Time as Repeated Opposed Actions. A Fan Clock unfolds and swings shut over 5 minutes; the repeated opposing action articulates the stability of a unit of time whilst playfully reminding us that our own internal measures of time vary.

Formafantasma "From then on" installation for Estabilished & Sons - Photo by Peer Lindgreen

Formafantasma “From then on” installation for Estabilished & Sons – Photo by Peer Lindgreen

Fighting Time. Symbolically challenging the consequence of time, Pendulum sweeps a brush across a concave brass surface preventing the oxidization that naturally occurs by the second.

Formafantasma "From then on" installation for Estabilished & Sons - Photo by Peer Lindgreen

Formafantasma “From then on” installation for Estabilished & Sons – Photo by Peer Lindgreen

Photos by Peer Lindgreen. Courtesy of Formafantasma and Estabilished & Sons.

Formafantasma "From then on" installation for Estabilished & Sons - Photo by Peer Lindgreen

Formafantasma “From then on” installation for Estabilished & Sons – Photo by Peer Lindgreen