Italian artisan Andrea Brugi creates handmade, organically shaped pieces that are both rustic and refined, using ancient felled wood he finds on his family’s rambling farm.
Brugi’s shop is located just outside the town of Montemeramo, in the picturesque Tuscan countryside. Inside his studio, centuries-old tree stumps litter the floor, rafters rescued from a local church sit on a workbench, and gnarled pieces of timber decorate the walls. From out of these humble pieces of wood, Brugi creates one-of-a-kind tables, chairs, and cutting boards. Carved with elegant curves and planed into smooth surfaces, his creations are both meticulously crafted yet seem to have grown naturally out of the surrounding landscape—which is exactly his intention. “I never decide how a piece should look,” he says. “It is the grain and shape of the piece of wood that determines the final result.”
Above: Brugi carved this stately one-off chair from a piece of a 200-year-old elm tree. For purchasing information, contact Andrea Brugi.