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Fernando Mastrangelo's MMaterial collection uses hand-dyed cements to produce multihued furniture

Material World

Fernando Mastrangelo's MMaterial collection uses hand-dyed cements to produce multihued furniture

The MMaterial collection by FM/s (Courtesy Cary Whittier)

Featured at the third annual Sight Unseen OFFSITE fair, Brookyn-based artist Fernando Mastrangelo calls his Fade Series of the MMATERIAL line “functional sculptures.”

They’re the result of a minimalist aesthetic blended with sculptural craftsmanship. The pieces are composed of hand-dyed cements transforming a rugged material into simplistic blends of color to create ombre effects.

Much of Mastrangelo’s work uses aggregates such as rock, sand, glass, and silica in addition to hand-dyed cements. These elements are fused together in Mastrangelo’s casting process which uses salt, sugar, sand, coffee, and corn. This range of materials results in distinct tables, desks, cylinders, and custom pieces that can seem reminiscent of vast landscapes. Each piece is unique.