In forests of the southern Piedmont there are many wonderful chestnut trees. Being leafless in winter, in early spring they begin a new life, becoming firstly green and lush, and later in autumn, when their branches are full of tasty chestnuts, turning red.
Once in Val Curone, during a thunderous summer storm a lightning struck and slayed a large chestnut tree. Two skilled craftsmen were able to cut out an intact piece from an undamaged side of the stem and turned it into a decorative piece of décor – AUTUNNO wood decorative vase – that will certainly add a poetic touch to the environment where it is placed. The piece of the wood used was taken from the base of the plant, whose starry shape has left traces with typical marbling (a pattern generated by fibres of wood, readable in the longitudinal sections of the trunk) on its surface. In addition, the section is characterized by some unusual black streaks, the traces of a disease that often affects the chestnut trees. Observing, touching and smelling the aroma of this piece, we enter into its memory and read its story.
It’s hard to see where the craft ends and where the art begins in the works of Massimiliano and Sergio, two friends-carpenters from Val Curone (Piedmont) who have set up their own laboratory, called reWooding, in the countryside. Similarly, it is difficult to understand if the magic of their objects is more due to their technical expertise and experience, or due to colours, fibre and forms that only nature can give birth to. We are confident, however, that their creations have their own soul able to attract us and provoke our most natural wonder.
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