Ash and conifer larch
W 100 x H 218 x W 44 cm
Limited edition of 8 copies + 4 artist proofs
Numbered and signed pieces
The studiolo is a « Cabinet de curiosité » installed in the palaces of the Italian Renaissance. The starting point of the project is the marquetry studiolo of Gubbio and its games of illusion, installed around 1480 for Guidobaldo I of Montefeltro. Since 1939, it is remounted at the MET in New York. Studiolo is inspired by folk-art furniture painted in bright colors, adopting their principles : natural materials, traditional techniques, designed with simplicity and sincerity.
STUDIOLO is a project of wooden furniture confronting the industrial wood to the artisanal wood, the natural wood to the stained wood, the sanded wood to the raw wood, the squared board to the bark, the finished to the unfinished, the shown to the hidden. The doors are in larch, the trees were 150 years old from a primary forest in the Alps.STUDIOLO offers the functions of classical furniture : buffet, cabinet, bookcase, chair. Designed by Pierre Gonalons as a new topic on wood that he works for the first time, the prototypes were exhibited at the Paris 2017 PAD, STUDIOLO are now represented by « Twenty First Gallery » in New York. A special commission of two cabinets and 4 chairs will be exhibited at The Salon Art + Design in New York from November 9th to 13th.