Inspired by Hawaiian surfers’ long boards and their mix of exotic woods, the VENICE bench is an exceptional piece of handcrafted woodwork, whose intricate inlay patterns reflect the expertise of the best “shapers” of the surfing style.
- EDITOR : STUDIO JEAN-MARC GADY
- PRODUCER : CRAMAN LAGARDE
- MATERIALS : Sycamore, American walnut, Macassar ebony, Chestnut, Santos rosewood.
- DIMENSIONS : L.116 cm x l. 58 cm x H. 45 cm
Excellence and modernity
"With a penchant for contemporary expression, I still opted to plainly expose the excellence of both handiwork and material, by means of identifying a new vehicle to expand the realm of possibilities. For too long, it has been considered that the most beautiful expression of artistic creation can only be appreciated in prestigious decorative styles, thus complicating attempts at integration into the asceticism and minimalism of contemporary movements. The accomplishments of this exhilarating collaboration have proven the exact opposite: to the contrary, arts and crafts are perfectly suited to contemporary styles, provided they extend beyond systematic decorative purification in favor of drawing out real emotion."