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Giuseppe Rivadossi

Giuseppe Rivadossi Cabinetmaker
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 0302532773
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Placing people at the centre of his work

  • • Giuseppe's furniture creates peaceful environments
  • • For him, imperfection is important
  • • He has a holistic approach to cabinetmaking

As a witness of the post-war transition from agriculture to industry, Giuseppe Rivadossi wanted to give meaning to a craft that was coming to an end. Cabinetmaking had a long tradition in his area, Brescia. However, soon after the war local artisans started to work more for industry, providing tools and equipment. Giuseppe didn’t want his craft to disappear. Questioning the very point of cabinetmaking, he began to focus his work on people's lives, the architecture they want to live in and their relationship with the environment around them. The result is a holistic body of work.

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Dolmen

In this hand carved cabinet, a monolithic linden wood structure with two doors, the wood grain travels vertically. It was finished by carving intricate designs onto the front surface with a gouge. The hidden bolts and visible hinges in burnished steel were both handmade.

Length 140 cm
Height 90 cm
Depth 52 cm

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Credenza Dell’acqua

In this hand carved cabinet, a monolithic structure made from Italian walnut with two doors, the wood grain travels vertically. It was finished by carving intricate designs onto the front surface with a gouge. The hidden bolts and visible hinges in burnished steel were both handmade.

Length 208 cm
Height 95 cm
Depth 44 cm

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Blocco Galla

This ensemble of armchairs and coffee table, hand carved from linden wood, was designed according to the idea of a monolithic structure. Each piece was made with the wood grain travelling vertically. The spherical base of the table contrasts with the sharp edges of its upper part and the chairs.

Length 104 cm
Height 35 cm
Depth 104 cm

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Vela

This monolithic structure, a hand carved table in Italian walnut wood with a glass top, was created with the wood grain travelling vertically. A gouge was used to carve the surface of the table. The glass rests on rubber caps.

Length 160 cm
Height 75 cm
Depth 160 cm

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