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  • The essential collections, finely intaglio decorated with a daisy motif, with its elaborate and elegant elements being part of the Sardinian tradition, enhanced by the final touch of the surface, painted and bleached, revealing the precious texture of the chestnut wood.

  • The shape of this chair in ash wood with linen upholstery and details in leather is inspired in the simplicity of its style by the practical film director's chair or field chair, solidly reinterpreted with refined formal contemporary taste.

  • Gufo is a hand-crafted and decorated toy made of pinewood, featuring a playful and expressive visual design.

  • The storage unit equipped with a flap door, is richly decorated with incisions of antique motifs, carefully selected by the craftsman from a repertoire of traditional Sardinian wedding chests: half rosettes, stylised ears, antique lapwings.

  • This original finely shaped sofa in Sardinian chestnut wood is meticulously handcrafted so as to enhance the natural features of the wood, which is combined with the fine, entirely hand-woven hemp ropes.

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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.