'domo': 19th biennale of sardinian handicrafts, sassari, italy 'domo': 19th biennale of sardinian handicrafts, sassari, italy
jun 18, 2009

'domo': 19th biennale of sardinian handicrafts, sassari, italy

‘domo’: 19th biennale of sardinian handicrafts il carmello in sassari, sardegna, italy june 26th to august 29th, 2009 woven ‘jeddah’ seat, rush by angelo figus image courtesy of mostra design / biennale artigianato sardo

this exhibition brings together 250 handcrafted objects designed by 33 international designers and 61 artisan workshops. ‘domo’ pays tribute and celebrates the symbolic center of sardinian culture, the home. for sardinians, the home is a place that has been marked by great simplicity, but also a place that is rich in aesthetic wisdom that has been distilled over the centuries. ‘domo’ evokes the sardinian home, adapting it to today’s ways of living, with consideration to visual trends. it celebrates a warm, comfortable style of living with an elegance made up of history, memory and manual skill. this 19th edition of the biennale of sardinian handicrafts thus takes on the significance of the artisan workshop, reflecting on the past and wagering on the future through jewelry, woven and ceramic handcrafted objects. the installation offers a key to reading the artisans’ creations by putting them in a context that accentuates their beauty and functionality. arm chair made from cork by tomoko mizu image courtesy of mostra design / biennale artigianato sardo

collier cukina in white and yellow gold filigree work by adriana delogu image courtesy of mostra design / biennale artigianato sardo

wooden cutting boards by giuseppe flore image courtesy of mostra design / biennale artigianato sardo

stacked pots made from earthenware by paolo ulian image courtesy of mostra design / biennale artigianato sardo

pots made from earthenware by paolo ulian dishes can also be used as lids for the pots

pots made from earthenware by paolo ulian

pots made from earthenware by paolo ulian

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