The poetry of the object in Mario Dal Fabbro is a long journey from craftsmanship to design and then sculpture. If you're looking for his artistic pieces, you'll find them at the Johnson Trading Gallery in New York.

Mario Dal Fabbro (1913) was a great furniture-making craftsman, with an exemplary background. Highly active both as a creator and as administrator of the family business, he also found the time to write 12 books on the subject.
Mario Dal Fabbro, Lancia TrendVisions
It was during that time of research and writing that Dal Fabbro explored all the modern materials and technologies to make several objects, from children's furniture to automatic wooden mechanisms.
Mario Dal Fabbro, Lancia TrendVisions
In these pieces, his astounding manual skills are evident, as are his technique and lengthy experience as a craftsman, which he applied with passion, and experimentation, to a large variety of materials, specifically wood.
Mario Dal Fabbro, Lancia TrendVisions
Indeed, since 1968, Dal Fabbro disappeared from the furniture scene for the following 30 years. From then, all his energies have been focused on sculpting wood, on the beauty and natural shape of this material.
Mario Dal Fabbro, Lancia TrendVisions
In his sculptures, on exhibit at the Johnson Trading Gallery in New York, we discover his in-depth knowledge of wood - density, colour, grain - which turns into fluid and dynamic shapes.
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