Creator Series: Fabio, Carpenter
How do you define what you do?
Some clients want perfection, but art can not be perfect and perfection isn't art - between the two there is a place of natural beauty that I seek.
How did start to make work with wood?
My friend made beach house furniture on his farm in the over-berg and I always spend time on the farm and got hooked to creating things out of wood and started creating my own pieces.
What is your relation to the material you are working with?
Well first of all I would like to know where the wood is coming from and if the wood is sustainable. If it's a reclaimed wood I like to bring back new life in it.
After that there are rules to working with wood but I find the beauty in the grain of each piece and try and show it off.
Most interesting things that defines you are?
Always exploring and finding new places.
Your lucky charm is:
my beautiful human.
nothing, but her.
What is your favorite place and why?:
Well it's hands down a small beach town on the east coast of Southern Africa called
Arniston. I spent most of my childhood out there exploring with some of my best mates till this day.
What is your favorite book and why?:
Books... I love coffee table books with awesome images but there is this on book I started reading called (Breath) it was all about some kids in a small village exploring there surroundings and then finding the ocean and expressing all there love to surf big waves. It's just super inspiring and I said I will finish the last few pages when I go to there location of there story.
Your dream dinner party would be with?:
Would definitely be with all my good mates on a table that we build together on the beach or in a forest somewhere. And a big bad ass fire with lots of red wine and a braai that's what we call a BBQ
In another life, you’d be…
a bird of prey or a otter.
One wish for the gold fish:
Don't worry I don't fish for gold fish.
The future will be:
awesome without political bull shit.
The past was:
Facebook: JUST FIND IT ;)