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Gianni Pintus

  • The fine forms of the multi-purpose Seashell receptacle in hand-forged iron are embellished with evocative wave motifs with flamed iridescent effects. Entirely handcrafted as a unique piece, it comes in ever different shapes and decorative details.

  • This prized Mediterraneo console table has evocative interwoven wavy lines that recall the nature of the island’s coasts, the Mediterranean scrub and the effects of water on sandy sea beds.

  • Plastic and yet solidly shaped, the Wave candle holders are handcrafted in wrought iron with original and ever-changing lines.

  • The original Isola floor bottle holder combines plastic forged iron burnished vine branches and leaves with a warm and dynamic element in juniper wood.

  • This striking wood and fire table lamp features the suggestive combination of the warmth of juniper wood with the surface in iron forged by hand in wavy shapes and with fine flamed iridescent effects.

The artisan

Gianni Pintus’s wrought iron production revives ancient handicraft skills with a new taste and approach designed in harmony with the contemporary context. His original production of home décor accessories is characterised by the combination of skilful workmanship and a stylistic project that is rooted in the picturesque nature and identity of the island. Gianni learned the wrought iron techniques when he started working in an artisan’s workshop at the age of seventeen. He was an expert blacksmith with a distinctive personal style and was keen to experiment and produce a wide range of original artefacts when, in 2014, he finally decided to set up his own smithy, La Rosa Forgiata, in Olbia (northern Sardinia) with the invaluable support of his wife Gianfranca. Ever-inspired and dedicated to his craft, Gianni produces unique and eye-catching items designed to characterise the rooms of the house. Beds, tables, lamps, bottle holders and various home décor accessories combine the solid hand-crafted wrought iron with Sardinian varieties of wood, such as juniper, chestnut and wild olive. Appreciated and highly regarded especially in the lively tourist centre of Costa Smeralda, he works in his smithy in Olbia and promotes his artefacts by participating in important national and international home décor and handicraft trade fairs.

The collection

The wrought iron production by Gianni Pintus features a distinctive line of home décor accessories characterised by a style that combines artistic crafting of iron with valuable types of Sardinian wood such as juniper, chestnut and wild olive. Various types of lamps, bottle holders, receptacles with manifold shapes and functions, tables, sculptures, candle holders and other furnishing accessories stand out for their original design and style inspired by Sardinia. The workshop performs highly customised, structural and decorative wrought iron works for buildings and homes: railings, gates, balconies, shelters, stairs, all characterised by high aesthetic value and unique manufacture.

The technique

The forged and wrought iron artefacts by Gianni Pintus are exclusively handcrafted using red-hot iron, hammer and anvil.

More details on the Mediterranean Crafts Archive

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Type of artefact: Metal furnishing accessories
Tools: Forging tools

Where to find them

La Rosa Forgiata Via Sant'Angela Merici, 9 07026 Olbia (OT)


Telefono: +39 339 826 1143

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