Since I was a young boy I have tried to create the objects of my imagination. I have always believed when you make an object you have created yourself it is possible to bequeath something to that object and that my thoughts can be passed on via my hands. After years of bringing to life the ideas of others, it is now time also to realise our own, giving hands and minds the freedom to experiment and create. There is no production line: every creation is made by hand and exclusively to order, and this enhances the individuality of the pieces, which are all numbered to make each one unique.
"ART IS A DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT OF ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF NATURE INTO BEAUTIFUL FORMS SUITABLE FOR HUMAN USE ."
Frank Lloyd Wright
The ability to create objects lies in the tradition in our hands. In ancient times, they were our only means of realising our thoughts. Artisan is the one with this ability to breathe life into the raw material. Dal Furlo's works spring from recycled materials as in nature plants grow from the most suitable soil for them. This is a unique production process, which intervenes on living and pulsating matter emulating the creativity of the natural world. The suggestions of natural elements and the contamination between traditional and innovative work techniques, contribute to the creation of Dal Furlo's design objects, unique and handmade pieces.
MATERIAL AND ELEMENTS
Metal is one of those materials which more than others allows you to give shape to ideas. Connection with the elements is basic when it comes to my objects being born. The principle element is earth, from which metal originates. The natural world around us is a source of inspiration for new techniques and new objects to be shaped. The earth has, over the centuries, already sculptured the most beautiful works of art. The second element is fire which governs metal. Over time I have come to understand that fire is never my servant. You can think that you dominate it, but in reality you never have full control over it. So fire contributes to the creation of objects as if it were a co-artist. The concept of the elements, the precious metals, techniques from the past and the search for new ones give the creation all the subtleties it requires. This is the essence of Dal Furlo.
"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER "
A silent passage between dream and reality. Crossed by the river Candigliano creeping among the imposing rocky walls, Gola del Furlo is a unique place, where the suggestion of the landscape joins with a great naturalistic richness. For me, this is the main place of inspiration. In this place, many of my creations came to life - including the name . I often find myself in these places, enjoying a bike excursion or simply a stroll with the children. Every corner is full of beauty. Nature in all its forms is truly extraordinary. Even the smallest things conceal a story or an endeavour, such as a spider's web or a piece of fallen bark. The frenzy of everyday life often means that we don't appreciate these little things, and don't notice what is hidden within the things that surround us. For me, the Furlo Pass is a place where I can escape everyday life and open my eyes to what is truly important, whether it is a bud, a leaf, or a laughing child.