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WORKSHOP

All the objects showed in this site are handcrafted in the own design's workshop. Various thickness metal sheets are cut by numeric controlled equipment, precision parts are made by traditional machine tools while hand forging on anvil lets ride out the most complex forming problems. The elaborate structures are assembled by several welding processes, from the oxyacetylene torch, to the more advanced tig welding. Every section is carefully calibrated and perfected by hand. Superficial treatments like controlled oxidation or burnishing, are wanted to respect the employed materials nature. So the workshop acts for a research place of both traditional custom manufacturing technics, and more innovative ones, generating knowledge and background for designing. On the other hand the design itself is put to the test by the making of the first prototypes in the workshop, with an iterative process of trial and revision. In that way the two spheres of design and production are deeply involved in a perpetual osmotic exchange.