Falegnameria Bruno Mandis
The Bruno Mandis joinery is based in Mogoro, a Sardinian village in the Province of Oristano and vital centre of ancient traditions; it protects and continues the three-generation business in the field of woodworking. Sergio, Tiziana and Marco inherited from their father Bruno the family joinery, initially focusing on the realization of straw chairs, that Bruno learnt to craft thanks to the teachings of his father Dante. Under their management, the company developed, diversified production and opened up to new markets, while keeping alive their interest for crafts, characterized by high-quality carving. The high production capacity of the joinery, now equipped with modern technology, meets the needs of a differentiated market, ranging from single requests to the production of matching furniture for homes, commercial and accommodation facilities, keeping sound artisan procedures and the attention to details with respect to tradition.
The Bruno Mandis joinery crafts tailor-made furniture and traditional furniture, combining traditional technical and stylistic innovation. Chests, chairs, tables, dressers, headboards and cabinets and other furnishings are always fire-branded to prove authenticity. There are two different lines: the “Luxury” collection, a two-tone line of products carved and painted by hand, and the “Sardegna” collection which incorporates the colors of the sea and the island nature pastel colors and finishes that highlight the valuable texture of wood. The exclusive hay-seat chairs are finely crafted in all production phases starting from harvesting and drying of foliage, marsh grass locally called “spadua”. Another distinctive production is the realization of tables made of centennial juniper and drift wood, with their top engraved and their frame obtained by natural branches of precious and rare wood.
Furniture is always crafted using solid wood that is worked, assembled and decorated by hand with ancient carving technique. For the finishing, water-based coatings are used during the final stage of the painting. Peculiar and personal procedures are used to obtain effects that highlight and enhance the value of the texture of wood, as it brushed, veiled and pickled.
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