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Antonello Puddu Mastr'e linna

  • This particular and practical container-table, with the two top half table tops that can be opened, draws on the traditional Sardinian sideboards, used whilst baking bread or cakes, and is decorated in this version with the distinctive shape of the two stylised lapwings, enriched with soberly bru

  • This small chest in chestnut and tulipier wood has shapes and decoration inspired by the traditional Sardinian wedding chest, simplified in the carved decoration with the distinctive motif of two stylised lapwings in the centre, enriched by brush-painted details in light green and red.

  • A wise reinterpretation of tradition, this chest in chestnut wood and tulipier wood is crafted with stylistic fidelity in form and in its carved decoration, made modern by the characteristic total transparent green coating that reveals the grain of the wood and the details.

  • This chair in chestnut wood revives the forms and decoration of an ancient model of the Sardinian tradition, decorated in linear composition with the typical symbols of the hand-carved rosette and lapwing. Handcrafted, this striking chair is suitable for various rooms of the house.

  • This wooden rocking horse is painted in blue, featuring small engravings and scarlet red decorations. This hand-made artefact is created by an imaginative and sensitive artist, designed for those who look for original approaches to the world of toys.

The artisan

Since he was a child, Antonello Puddu has helped his father in his activity, combining the ancient local woodcraft tradition and modern design. His production stands out in artistic craftsmanship thanks to the originality of their furniture and engraved accessories, and the sophisticated collection of toys, which have been awarded important prizes. Thanks to his father's teachings, Antonello learnt the ancient art of carving and engraving, that he applies in particular to the faithful copies of traditional hope chests. His works are a tribute to tradition, which add consistent innovation to traditional craftsmanship.

The collection

His production includes artistic decorative objects, accessories and customised works, featuring the precious processes of traditional woodcraft. Antonello's main feature is the many-coloured decoration of this engravings, an innovative trait with respect to his father Giorgio's style, and particularly appreciated by his customers and those who love contemporary reinterpretaions of traditional objects. The peculiar collection of toys, shiny and functional products, is a perfect set of collector's pieces.

The technique

The workshop is characterised by a skilful use of his carving technique, performed with traditional chisels and gouges. He mostly use chestnut wood for his products. The most important phase of his work is the choice of the design tradizionali, sa mustra, when the artisan gives shape to his passion, knowledge and craft.

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Where to find them

Antonello Puddu “Mastr’e linna” Via dei Doria,17 09134 Cagliari ()


Telefono: +39 347 1839263; 347 4375226

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