Once we saw Riccardo’s Casetta collection, we knew we had found a rare talent. Made from tree trunks, carved by hand, each one is unique and characterful.
Nature and culture are the foundation of Riccardo’s work. He approaches furniture-making as a form of art, creating unique pieces inspired by the principles of beauty, simplicity, longevity and craftsmanship. He is directly involved in the making of his designs, using locally sourced materials and employing traditional techniques. Casetta is a collection of stools and sculptures that he makes from tree trunks, each one conceived with the simplest shape in mind. To make them stronger and more beautiful he finishes them by charring – the ancient art of preserving timber using fire. Casetta are functional pieces, but they have also formed the basis for his conceptual art, as with the ‘Fatherland’ installation in the medieval city centre of Novara.