I love Andrea Salvetti’s metal works. Andrea’s emotions combining poetry and his intrinsic memory of things, welcome you to his bold choices of materials, dimensions, weights and to the deeper meanings of the natural world into which he draws with these fantastic objects.
Andrea Salvetti (born in Lucca, Italy, 1967), first attended the local art-based high school and then pursued studies in architecture, terminating those studies at age 20 to open his first craft workshop. Strongly influenced by the early rough and hand-made iron works of Ron Arad, a fellow ‘maker’, more ‘blacksmith’ than ‘sculptor’, and by the ‘artisan’ approach to design adapted by conceptual artist/designers such as Gaetano Pesce, Salvetti’s own developing lyrical approach to design, executed primarily in metal and wood, evolved further when he met the brilliant craftsman Guido Cristofani.
His artistic determination free of marketing innuendos is only made for a limited edition series that can be compared to his gift for story telling using animals, tree trunks, cases of fruit, eggs, trees and nests.