Have you ever seen the care and precision that goes into marquetry? Or watched an expert artisan polish a piece of wood to bring out its natural colours and patterns? Step into the atrium of the Cenacolo Palladiano and encounter the fine craftsmanship of Italian master artisans of Bottega Ghianda, furniture makers of excellence, who will work in situ especially for Homo Faber. Discover how these masters use their expert knowledge of wood to interpret the vision of designers in the very best way, resulting in exquisite wooden objects that epitomise the value of handmade.
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Feel the passion of these talented artisans and the deep respect they have for this natural, ‘living’, material. See how they select the best pieces of solid wood for their project, and discover how they work with the material’s natural variations to create objects of exception. Enhancing the colours, patterns, wrinkles and notches that give each piece of wood its own personality, these masters create stunning cabinets, chairs, tables and other items of homeware that are truly unique, since each is a product of the character of the material and the care, passion and skill of the person who made it by hand. No wonder the artisans of Bottega Ghianda are so treasured by top designers, who know by collaborating with these ‘poets of wood’ their designs will be brought to life with dexterity, sensitivity and flair, such as Mario Bellini, Gae Aulenti, Emanuela Frattini Magnusson, Cini Boeri or Pino Tovaglia.
Bottega Ghianda has a longstanding tradition of making in a way that is best in class. Its team of master cabinetmakers successfully collaborates with the top names in the world of design including Gae Aulenti, Cini Boeri, Mario Bellini, Livio and Piero Castiglioni, Naoto Fukasawa, Jean Nouvel, Carl Magnusson and Michele De Lucchi. The masters bring curiosity, dexterity and sensitivity to their each and every gesture, together with a deep respect for the material. Romeo Sozzi, director of Bottega Ghianda, likes to think that when the products are finished and the ideas become radiant realities, the wood smiles…
President: Romeo Sozzi
Art director: Michele De Lucchi
Featuring master cabinetmakers: Mauro Tognacca, Stefano Mascotto, Ivano Tenca, Nicolae Egotrov and Edoardo Peraboni