A collection made exclusively with raw materials coming from Tuscia and lower Umbria.
A project by Tommaso Garavini and Gianluca Buttinelli.
On display during Atelier in Corso - from the 3rd of August until the 16th in Sala Cavour - Corso Cavour, 27 - Bolsena (VT)
The approach to this collection comes from a research on native materials of the area and the desire to enhance the beauty of their wild soul. Along with our vocation for sustainable design, we have tried to intercept the surplus or by-products of local companies.
The maple we used comes from trees that have grown spontaneously in the woods, usually destined for carpentry. While exploring the area, we were lucky enough to find a small batch of an uncollected order in a sawmill in Acquapendente, preciously left to dry for four years in open air.
Subsequently, the exploration led us to a quarry in Bagnoregio where basaltine is extracted and transformed. Basaltine is a characteristic stone of the Tuscia area, mostly used for flooring and cladding. From the large cladding slabs worked in the quarry, the "schiasce" are obtained, smaller stones with only one smooth side. We have chosen them together with an unusual batch of blocks made by the company specifically for the urban furnishing of La Maddalena on the occasion of the G8 , which, however, was suddenly moved to L'Aquila due to the 2009 earthquake. Of these thin monolith that had remained dormant for years in the quarry and of the blocks of stone, we tried to capture the characteristics which fitted our needs: weight and resistance to compression.
In the workshop the goal was to combine the worlds of wood and stone without betraying their wild nature. To indulge the reluctant soul of these slabs, nervous, plenty of knots and reverse grain, we left the live edges raw and bind the cracks with cross pieces to tame their movement over time, and to mark the aesthetics of the piece as well. We left the raw stone as it was, keeping our actions as minimal as possible, mainly to joint pieces together in mostly hidden places.
Selvatica is the first step of a journey: we want to create furnishing elements using only native materials.
The “Produzioni Selvatiche” will therefore always be different, because characterized by the specific materials of the place where they will be designed and built.
The S_collection will be on preview at Galleria Mia in Rome from the 5th of May during the exhibition "Collezioni di oggetti fuori dall'ordinario"
On the 30th of November I'll be in Ala/34, a beautiful coworking in Rome, to talk about my complex and multifaceted "artigiainer" profession. If you wish to come, you need to register here.
I was interviewed by Goethe Institut Roma for their #BottoMap project done in collaboration with Dude Mag, SonoFrankie and Open House Roma. Click here for more.
I've been invited to participate in "A letto con il DESIGN - Design Hostel" during Salone del Mobile 2017 in Milan. You'll find me with Rota-Lab in Via Enrico Cosenz 44/4, Bovisa district. If you're around, come and visit!
I will be the teacher of this Interior Design Workshop that will take place in Officine Zero in Rome (Portonaccio). 14 meetings of 6 hours each, to design and build the interiors of a train wagon, transforming it in a Bar. We will design Tables, chairs, lights, and a counter.
The workshop will begin the 5th of April, and will go on until the 6th of May, every Wednesday and Friday from 9.30 a.m. till 4.30 p.m.
The cost for the entire workshop is €200,00 per person.
For more info visit OZ officine zero's fb, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org or send me an email.
New interview in the March issue of the Turkish design, architecture and decoration magazine - Mutfak Banyo Dekorasyon Dergisi.