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Antonello Puddu Mastr'e linna

  • Scanno, the traditional household stool, is made of decorated wood, engraved and covered with straw. A timeless object, this piece is inspired by the traditional model, proposed in an original many-coloured version with a more contemporary touch.

  • A re-visitation of the wedding chest with rich engraved decorations typical of Sardinian tradition, this chest in chestnut and tulipier wood is crafted with stylistic fidelity in form and in the decorative composition, made modern and characteristic by sober painting highlighting the cen

  • A wise reinterpretation of tradition, this chest in chestnut wood and tulipier wood is crafted with stylistic fidelity in form and in its carved decoration, made modern by the characteristic total transparent green coating that reveals the grain of the wood and the details.

  • Thsi chestnut chopping board, fully carved by hand, traditionally used to store and carry food, features simple and essential lines, with an explicit reference to the simple past.

  • It is inspired by traditional iconography. It is made of chestnut, hand carved and painted with a many-coloured mark.

The artisan

Since he was a child, Antonello Puddu has helped his father in his activity, combining the ancient local woodcraft tradition and modern design. His production stands out in artistic craftsmanship thanks to the originality of their furniture and engraved accessories, and the sophisticated collection of toys, which have been awarded important prizes. Thanks to his father's teachings, Antonello learnt the ancient art of carving and engraving, that he applies in particular to the faithful copies of traditional hope chests. His works are a tribute to tradition, which add consistent innovation to traditional craftsmanship.

The collection

His production includes artistic decorative objects, accessories and customised works, featuring the precious processes of traditional woodcraft. Antonello's main feature is the many-coloured decoration of this engravings, an innovative trait with respect to his father Giorgio's style, and particularly appreciated by his customers and those who love contemporary reinterpretaions of traditional objects. The peculiar collection of toys, shiny and functional products, is a perfect set of collector's pieces.

The technique

The workshop is characterised by a skilful use of his carving technique, performed with traditional chisels and gouges. He mostly use chestnut wood for his products. The most important phase of his work is the choice of the design tradizionali, sa mustra, when the artisan gives shape to his passion, knowledge and craft.

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Where to find them

Antonello Puddu “Mastr’e linna” Via dei Doria,17 09134 Cagliari ()


Telefono: +39 347 1839263; 347 4375226

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