Lars on process:
Excerpt from – Wallpaper Magazine, Handmade edition 2019
“The capabilities and the accumulated knowledge shared between Bottega Ghianda and Promemoria is beyond anything I have witnessed; everything is done with incredible attention to detail.’ Visiting the wood workshop for the 1rst time, he adds, ‘was one of these rare occasions when reality exceeds your expectations’. The admiration was mutual. ‘We liked each other at 1rst sight, it was a happy encounter,’ says Sozzi. ‘Lars has an incredible creativity, and a lot of experience with wood, a material he loves as much as I do. At the same time, he is very professional and has a watchmaker’s kind of attention to detail.’ Sozzi immediately warmed to Fjetland’s idea for the ducks, which were developed by the workshop’s craftsmen using traditional techniques.”
“For two centuries Bottega Ghianda has been a true benchmark for artisanal manual skill. Here we patiently work a variety of different species of precious wood. We devise the joints and solutions needed to bring to life pieces of furniture, works of art and perfectly executed small objects abounding with charm. We know how to impart a special softness to wood, giving its surface unique tactile features.
Over time we have perfected the very vocation that sets us apart today: thanks to the manual expertise of our ebanistas, great names from the fields of architecture, design and art entrust their projects to us in the knowledge that the wood will acquire the exact form they imagined.”
excerpt from bottegaghianda.com