Craft and design
How the Grattoni1892 design was born
Since 1892, when the first invoice was discovered, Casabella Grattoni1892 works as a real carpentry. Traditions have been handed down over the years to the present day when the processing learned from father to son are still being used.
A team of architects and designers works every day to design new objects made with wood and iron. The particular design and naturalness of the product make Grattoni1892 a brand unique of its kind.
“We started in 1892 as carpenters, and even today we create, design, build your dreams.”
Craft and design: wood
Everything began with curiosity, facing a journey that will bring us far away. An explorer that pays careful attention to what nature has turned into a work of art. It is the search for a story that weaves lives of men, of woods and rituals to discover and artifacts to create. Here the custody of the true, the good and the just is entrusted to men capable of imagining life in an object.
When mastery joins the passion for the work. Where talent has the sole task of extracting from the substance its vitality, until it takes shape, a unique form, as its history.
It could have been a tree buried for 9,000 years that a skilled carpenter decided to give life again. What will be important to keep in mind is that every artifact will have a long history to tell and there are still many to attend.
This is the philosophy behind our wooden products.
We are always looking for new essence, ranging from local product to foreign one: from the Friulian walnut to the sipo of the mahogany family of South Africa. We are always looking for new techniques and processes: from the hand planing, that we bring back valiantly from the tradition, to the burning of wood as an innovative technique.
Ours is a continuous path of innovation, never forgetting where we come from and what has been handed down to us.
Craft and design: steel
Natural materials, we know, are our passion. For this reason, we have decided not to stop only on wood, but to continue with experimentation in other fields. Steel is the protagonist of this phase of study and testing in the Grattoni family, material already used, but not today’s levels.
So we started an important collaboration with two extraordinary women, our “blacksmiths”, who began to make our desires, even the most absurd ones, concrete. Since then, we have started to discover how steel can take on different colors, textures and aspects. It is a fantastic, malleable, but at the same time durable material that allows us to create fantastic creations together with wood.
The research, however, does not stop there, which is why we have not limited ourselves to the only usage of wood and iron, but we we also learned how to work stone and chemical elements such as gold, silver and copper.
But this is just a beginning, and as we always say, “We are always looking for something to make you dream”.