Intricately Carved and Hand Woven Fireside "Nannai Chair" by Chiara Andreatti For Sale
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Intricately Carved and Hand Woven Fireside "Nannai Chair" by Chiara Andreatti

Estimated Production Time6-7 weeks

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In every rural Sardinian home there are a few wooden, caned chairs that sit in a corner. They are pulled out when visitors come over, when the fire is lit, when it is time to sit in a circle and shell fava beans or crack open almonds. They come in various sizes, with older Sardinians preferring the smallest, child-sized chairs to perch on. Chiara Andreatti was inspired by the social aspect behind their use, and by the variations of design and decoration that can be found on historic versions. Her "scannu" are enlarged versions - by maintaining the classic proportions while making them bigger overall, she has made them both important and comfortable. The decorations are directly inspired by her various experiences on the island, from visits to local weavers to a handmade pasta (lorighittas) to the shapes of ancient talismans. She worked with craftsmen Su Maistu de Linna on the creation of a series of three "scannu." The color is inspired by the classic Sardinian tradition of painting wood furniture with "sangue di bue" to achieve a deep brown, almost black that contrasts sharply with the natural reed weaving. Pierpaolo is a third generation woodworker and chair maker from the hillside town of Mogoro who works alongside his brother-in-law. His father still goes every June to pick river reeds that will dry in the loft of their workshop before being soaked and hand twisted to become the intricate weaving on Chiara’s chairs.

Details

  • Creator
    Chiara Andreatti (Designer),Su Maistu de Linna (Maker)
  • Production Type
    Current Production
  • Production Time
    It will take 6-7 weeks to make this piece
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    2019
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 46.07 in. x W 18.51 in. x D 18.9 in.H 117 cm x W 47 cm x D 48 cm
  • Seat Height
    16.93 in. (43 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Santadi, IT
  • Reference Number
    LU4227114455021
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Pretziada is an interdisciplinary project combining the worlds of journalism, design, craftsmanship and tourism. Our mission might seem contradictory - we want to bring the world to Sardinia in order to preserve all of the particularities of this Mediterranean island. But we truly believe that, working with full respect for the unique local heritage and traditions we can bring change, modernity and innovation to Sardinia without losing an ounce of authenticity. We live full-time on the island, traveling through small mountain towns and coastal villages, learning about the culture and meeting artisans. Ivano, born and raised in Milan, comes from the world of fashion and contemporary art. Kyre, a native Californian, spent years as a Set Designer in New York. In 2015, we moved to a small, rural corner of southwestern Sardinia to begin Pretziada. We've since been honored to win The Design Prize for Best Design Newcomers and to be included in the Beazley Designs of the Year show at the London Design Museum. Our small, curated collection is composed of a combination of classic Sardinian art-crafts as well as exclusive collaborations between Sardinian artisans and international creatives. Each item is backed up by months of research and confrontation, followed by true interaction among the artists, artisans, designers and us. The collection exudes sardità (the essence of Sardinia) with a contemporary, clean aesthetic.

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