My first contact with woodworking occurred by chance during a trip to Sri Lanka in 1982.
Curious about the local production of traditional masks I asked an artisan if he was willing to teach me the techniques. Later, while studying at the university in Perugia I was fascinated by the artisans’ workshops in the historic center of town. It was a collaboration of different types of expertise: woodcarvers, lathe turners, cabinetmakers, polishers, gilders, and restorers. A world of knowledge sadly destined to disappear.
From there I decided to pass into action and, with friends, took over an old carpentry workshop where, with the help of all the experts around us, we began the production of furniture made to order.
Some years later, with the arrival of our children, together with Sabine we began to develop the idea to make wooden toys