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© Francesco Crippa
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© Francesco Crippa
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Francesco Crippa

Francesco Crippa Woodcarver
Italian, English
By appointment only
+39 3482930266
© Francesco Crippa

From metal to wood

  • • Francesco learned mostly from master artisans
  • • His work ranges from classic to minimalist style
  • • He aims at saving tradition by updating it

After a few years as a metalworker, Francesco Crippa fell in love with wood, a living matter. He learned the craft as an apprentice in many workshops in Brianza, north of Italy. In 2006 he started his own business as a woodcarver, both designing his unique pieces and making commissions. He also executes prototypes for interior designers, architects, furniture firms, and he restores antiques. While preserving the well-rooted tradition of ornamental woodcarving, Francesco’s work ranges from a classic style to modern, even minimalist shapes and innovative solutions. Through what he calls objects-symbols, he aims at communicating with the contemporary world.

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Carved archway

This is a hand-carved archway made of wood with many details. The decorative elements are composed of finely carved leaves that seem to be moving.

Length 150 cm
Width 22 cm
Height 105 cm

Photo: © Francesco Crippa

This ornate hand carved mirror is made of wood by Francesco Crippa. The striking piece has many decorative elements.

Length 110 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 140 cm

Photo: © Francesco Crippa
Personalized coat of arms

Hand carved coat of arms designed and realized by Francesco Crippa. Each piece of the puzzle represents a family member.

Length 25 cm
Width 2 cm
Height 31 cm

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Hand carved sculpture representing a big elephant completely covered in leather by Rimalcuoio.

Length 130 cm
Width 45 cm
Height 180 cm

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Leonardo’s horse

This clever wooden sliding panel is a bas relief of Leonardo Medici's horse. The striking piece made by Francesco Crippa serves to hide the kitchen furnishing.

Length 140 cm
Width 3 cm
Height 65 cm

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