Metal and Myth at La Fucina di Efesto
The sculptor Alessando Rametta welcomes us in his forge and tells us about the tory and the values of “La Fucina di Efesto”: a real experimentation laboratory where to attend the mixture of ancient techniques and innovative visions.
In his laboratory of wonders, art, design and philosophy mingle to investigate and discover the unexplored behaviours of this extraordinary material. From 1997 onwards, Alessandro Rametta keeps experiencing different sculpting and painting techniques on metal and his stunning creations come to life with the contribution of the designer Andrea Capriotti and the entire workshop team.
How was La Fucina di Efesto founded?
It was created by listening to distant memories, to the familiar call of a material that guards ancient secrets. Stroked by metal’s infinite possibilities of expression, in 1997 I founded La Fucina di Efesto to create a space suitable for research and experimentation on metal, that would merge art, design, and architecture. Today, together with designer Andrea Capriotti, we work dynamically as a single entity: we create delicate balances between mind and body, planning and surprise, knowledge and research, experience and risk.