Carlo Contin’s Avvitamenti Furniture

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Italian designer Carlo Contin created “Avvitamenti,” a collection of screw-inspired furniture, in homage to his father, a cabinet maker and carpenter. His series includes desks, lamps, tables, and chairs, all of which have one or more large wooden screws incorporated into the design. The screws are alternately painted bright colors or left with their natural finish, and, either way, their spiral texture stands out from the otherwise polished wooden elements. Elevating the role of the screw and drawing attention to the tools of craftsmen, “Avvitamenti” honors Contin’s father’s line of work with a playful twist.

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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