Russian and Italian traditions and craftsmanship meet on the slopes of the Alps.This collection is inspired by majestic Northern nature and culture - cold seas, deep forests, northern lights, folk songs, fairy tales, shamanic rituals and snow cracking underfoot. Diverse patterns seem to be carved on the rough wooden tableware by the frost and icy winds themselves.
Even the metal parts incorporate this theme in the humps and valleys that move the surfaces.
Wood is textured with a chainsaw, a modern alternative to the axe that was used by our ancestors. The metal parts are moved manually by hammer.
Skilled craftsmen infuse spirit into them.
The wood used is oak: solid and resistant, it becomes more and more beautiful with age. Water with salts makes it dark.
The metal structure is made of tin, probably the first metal to have been used by man for the crockery, due to the low melting point, its easy malleability and its suitability for food use.
«Everyday rituals build our character and our lives, in the end. Filling them with beauty introduces balance and harmony to one's soul. I believe that beauty will save the world and I do what I can to make it happen.» (Yana Osmanova)