“I love design and architecture, and in our family we’ve always been crazy about paper, bought nice cards and paper in little boutiques in Italy where they demonstrate paper marbling and so on,” says Clara Bergman, the designer at Studio Formata. “I wanted to push the boundaries of what can be done with marbling. It’s such an old technique and I wanted to try to create something modern with it.” She learnt the craft and started producing modern design items with a historical touch, resulting in a collection of birch veneer trays with colourful marble designs.