Wood According to Giordano Viganò
With more than 50 years of experience in working wood Giordano Viganò can definitely be defined a master in the art of woodwork. Functionality and wisdom are two of the most evident qualities of the precious objects and furniture pieces he created to adorn luxurious private residences worldwide.
In his workshop in Novedrate, in the Brianza district, a place known the world over for its excellence in furniture design,Giordano Viganò is able to create his own perfect prototypes designed by famous architects and designers: Kuramata’s chests of drawers for Cappellini ― still in production ― are just one example of the master’s versatility, who lends his art and profession at the disposal of names such as Sawaya and Moroni, Giorgetti, Studio Vitruvio, Porro, Promemoria andarchitects as Carlo Rampazzi, Peter Marino.
No project is too challenging for Viganò: “not only does he know the grammar of furniture: incision, turning, inlaying, veneering, gilding, lacquering, painting, polishing…“, but also its syntax - that is to say, “project, function, symbolic character, personalization, stylistic individuality, cultural dimension of the object”, says Enrico Marelli.
In "La sapienza delle mani" collection, which is a result of a personal journey, Giordano Viganò contributes to innovating the use of wood by combining it with glass, metal, silver, bone, but also galuchat, different woods, gold leaf.The small, extremely precious objects created by Viganò embody the poetry of a masterpiece: portable ebony and galuchat chess sets, wood and precious leather pochettes, superiorly elegant wood and leather desk sets with bone finish. His large palm wood tables are also marvelous, as are the special creations where his craftsmanship never stops pushing limits.
Viganò is a true interpreter. He is always looking for novelty, always finds motivating sensations, and it is in his collaborations with young people, designers, architects, that his enthusiasm is best expressed.