Peter Grisby

Ancient Kauri Wood Gets New Life in These Handmade Chairs

by , 06/20/14

Born in the South of France, artist and artisan Guy Bucchi spent many years as a psychiatric nurse before moving to New Zealand to begin a new life. Using recycled materials such as wood, rope, copper or glass, he designs and creates unique pieces of furniture that as as comfortable as they are beautiful to admire. His chairs are either one-off pieces or limited series, and he works exclusively with handmade tools to produce everything he makes. These chairs are made of recycled metal and recycled native New Zealand swamp kauri wood, the latter of which is thousands of years old and used primarily in the chairs‘ seats. These elegant pieces have been showcased in numerous publications, and can be found in private homes around the world.

+ Guy Bucchi

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