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Constantin Toderău

  • Strașnic
  • Woodcarver
  • Iași, Romania
  • Master Artisan
Constantin Toderău Woodcarver
Contact
Romanian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+40 751501016
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Woodcarving passed down the generations

  • • Constantin inherited his passion for this craft from his grandfather
  • • The objects he makes are suitable both as cutting boards and serving platters
  • • Urban environment, architecture and Romanian traditions inspire him

Born and raised in Iași, one of Romania’s largest cities and cultural leading centres, Constantin Toderău loves the tranquillity of working in his workshop and the calm of the wood that peacefully reveals its stories. He makes cutting boards and serving platters using the techniques he learned from his grandfather in his small carpentry shop and the knowledge that he acquired by himself later, in years of study and practice. Constantin opened his studio, Strașnic, in 2015. He does everything on his own, taking the time to understand the wood fibres and letting the shapes of the wood flow naturally. "The more time I focus on the wood in my workshop, the easier it is for me to follow its natural shape and, as a result, I gain more respect for nature, creation and the human being”, he states.

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Works

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Cina Strasnic

These solid wood serving platters are all handcrafted from oak. The platters, perfect for presenting cheese and charcuterie, can be made in a black hue, or left with their natural colour.

Height 55 cm
Width 30 cm

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Branzeturi serving platter

This cheese serving platter is handcrafted from oak. Constantin Toderău leaves the cheese platter with its natural colour and some darker specks. The board has been sanded by hand, giving it a smooth surface.

Height 49 cm
Width 29 cm

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Serving platter

This sculpted serving platter is handcrafted from oak wood. Constantin Toderău obtains the final colour of the platter through a process of wood ageing.

Height 49 cm
Width 29 cm

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Tocator nature

This solid wood cutting board is handcrafted from a single piece of oak. Constantin Toderău leaves the natural wheat colour of the wood apparent, showcasing the beauty of the wood fibre.

Height 49 cm
Width 29 cm

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