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Mario Moro

Mario Moro Carpenter
Italian, English, French
By appointment only
+39 3343199620
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When everything is possible

  • • Mario Moro is a carpenter with an artist’s soul
  • • For him, woodwork is a craft but also a way of self-expression
  • • He combines traditional woodwork with ongoing experimentation

Mario Moro’s creations are the result of the synergy between his manual skills and his thoughtful mind. Through his work, Mario investigates wood as a living material – always different, always challenging, “almost a friend”, to use his own words. Like any other carpenter he works with clients on bespoke projects, mainly furniture pieces, while also pursuing a more solitary and conceptual side of the job – ongoing research into the expressive potential of wood and the unique combination of a living, natural material with the manual skills of man. Craftsmanship, for Mario, is not just a matter of making something well; he feels artisans should design their own creations, rather than simply executing others' ideas. They should express themselves through their creations, without boundaries and limitations, but with the firm conviction that “everything is possible, you just have to find the way to do it”.

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Photo: ©Barbara Corsico

This is a chest of drawers to symbolise life: the tree inlaid on the front emerges from the blue lacquer like water. Through this artefact Mario Moro creates a bridge between eras: inlay and shellac together with acrylic enamels, which is an inlay that does not sink in completely but rather invites to the touch.

Photo: ©Barbara Corsico

This is a table in solid walnut and forest green marble. These two completely different materials were used in two completely different but balanced shapes.

Photo: ©Barbara Corsico

This chaise longue in slatted PFC is also a fir laminated bookcase. A natural oil finish was used. The curved lines of the chaise longue accommodate a hand-sewn cushion padded with pure virgin wool. The bookcase below follows the sinuous curves and the wooden base gives a sense of being suspended from the ground.

Photo: ©Barbara Corsico

This piece belongs to a line of furniture with simple and square shapes, broken by the natural irregularity of the material and defined by strong colour contrasts.

Photo: ©Barbara Corsico

This structure is made of local walnut covered in laminate.

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