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  • This excellent solid square coffee table with mosaic work combining the elegant colour effects of different varieties of wood features a fine design with large geometric shapes on the central stone in granite.

  • The solid and elegant intaglio décor characterise the hand-crafted table chair, reinterpreting the elements of the local tradition. This high-quality product, hand-crafted and decorated chestnut wood in one piece, is available in several colors, finishings and decorations.

  • 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.

  • These playful crabs look excited, maybe for the pleasure of an unexpected encounter. Varying in details and colours with a creative one-off manufacturing design, they are made of wood and other recycled materials, exploiting the traces left by previous uses.

  • Enchanting and welcoming, the Moon Cradle stems from the artistic inspiration of the architect Antonello Cuccu and is representative of the fruitful combination of expert craftsmanship and design, a well-known feature of Pietro Fois’s carpenter’s shop.

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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.