Italian master wood craftsman Pierluigi Ghianda has profound insight and an astonishing ability that has earned him the moniker “The Poet of Wood” among art critics. Pierluigi is the most sought-after woodwork artist among top contemporary European architects and furniture houses. He has also designed a series of industry-leading wooden furniture classics for Hermès.
Having devoted more than 70 years to wood craft, Pierluigi’s search for rare woods has taken him all around the world. His classic work Kyoto (1974), which uses superb joinery to limitlessly expand the sense of harmony of minimalist furniture, won a place in the New York Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.
From pillboxes and pencil holders to bookshelves, side tables, and filing cabinets, Pierluigi’s works possess perfect proportion, impeccable edges, and exquisite joinery, becoming wood art that collectors simply cannot put down.