Giada Barbieri milanese designer, first started traveling across Asia at the age of 21.

Every piece of her collection is a mixture of sculptor and poetry, influenced by the tribes of the indonesian archipelago, from Borneo to Java, from Sulawesi to Timor, Giada embraces just the essence, abandoning all superfluous details.

Taking inspiration from Brancusi, giving shape and proportions to the tree trunks, her pieces are permeated with an impression of “contemporary primitivism” and the result is furniture with clean lines, maintaining the important volumes and essential engravings, a new creative expression “minimal new tribal”. In her atelier in Milano the artist take each piece and modernizes it, taking advantage of the imperfections, fissures and fractures of the material, she uses them and pays tribute to them, she welds iron into the wood and works on it until a sculpture emerges.
White stone or lava stone and treated iron, bronze or copper often complement some of the pieces of the collection.

Many creations are unique “one off” pieces and other are limited edition. The wood that is used is Benao from Sulawesi, a soft blond wood which grow quickly and expands, suffocating other floral species, and Meh, hard, heavy and compact, which comes from yearly renewable plantations, both are not part of those species protected by Washington convention. Giada derives her inspiration from the dynamic forces of massive tropical wood, tooled and carved by hand, impetuous is given to voluminous shapes and the meticulously studied proportions of the designs.
Strong influence can be found from all over Indonesian Archipelago from the mystical and still unexplored Kalimantan, to the island of Sulawesi, from Bali to Lombok, to the island of Timor until Papua New Guinea mixed with contemporary art.