Over the years many artists have transformed wood into beautiful wooden works of art in architecture, crafts, structures and various useful items. However none can hold a candle to the wooden works you are about to see.
Livio De Marchi was born in Venezia where he worked in a craft workshop doing traditional ornamental sculpture as a child. Later on he began to study art and drawing at the Academia di Belle Arti in Venice where he displayed exceptional skill in moulding materials. His sculptures began to depict precision and attention to detail as well as spontaneity and essence. During his artistic evolution he first worked in marble, then bronze and eventually found a passion for wood sculpturing.
Today he is simply known as "The Wood Man" and images of his wooden works of art have been seen around the world. The most famous of which are his wooden car creations which resemble cars such as the Volkswagen Beetle, Ferrari F50 and Mercedes Seagull. Perhaps the most admirable quality of his crafted cars are the fact that they are engineered to actually drive and float in water.
Below: "The Wood Man" sitting amongst many of his wooden creations.
While wooden water cars are De Marchi's most famous works, he can make just about anything out of wood, such as this entire wooden dining room set.
Here at the R&B Group we pride ourselves on attention to detail when crafting and treating our timber products. We believe that every piece of wood has the potential to be a wooden work of art.