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  • Men and women outside their happy homes are represented in positions that encourage new dialogues and thus stories yet to be told.

  • The simple lines of the chair, inspired by the traditional “campidanese” model, are enhanced by the elegant intaglio decoration highlighted by the white paint. It is hand-crafted using chestnut wood; each piece is decorated using the intaglio technique.

  • Gallinaccio rampino is a wooden character, hand-made with different types of wood and scrap materials, assembled and decorated in a bright balance of shapes.

  • This low wooden coffee table captivates for the particular shape of its feet and the glass top. Available in different sizes, it is part of the new production of home décor accessories crafted by this artisanal carpenter’s shop.

  • Linee pulite e ricercate caratterizzano la sedia in legno sagomato realizzata artigianalmente con accurate rifiniture ed inserti in tessuto lavorato al telaio, in collaborazione con il laboratorio artigiano Su Trobasciu di Mogoro, sensibile richiamo alla tradizione locale.

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The woodcraft sector in Sardinia, with a its ancient and codified traditions, is expressed in contemporary productions with new and diversified interpretations. Featuring recognizable linguistic traits in its decorations or with new technical and stylistic solutions, the local master craftsmen continue to express the identity of the island through motifs and suggestions.

The traditional carving decoration is created in a masterly manner by means of a burin on the most precious artefacts, such as sa cascia, the hope chest, or with a curt touch in several objects of daily use in agricultural and pastoral contexts. In both cases the marks engraved serve as a language, a written story to be read again and again, the expression of a people with a strong identity. 

Distinctive carnival masks made as part of local tradition. Being included in the carving section, they are crafted in the towns of Ottana and Mamoiada, and more recently in Oristano, worn during the traditional local carnivals, in dynamic and engaging performances.

 

The new interpretations range between free and recent experiences of local history, which resort to woodcraft to create decorative objects, intended as small sculptures. Artist and designer Eugenio Tavolara was the first who, during the first half of last century, designed a series of small dressed sculptures, the puppets, which portrayed characters and scenes of the traditional life in Sardinia.