Wood, Stone and Steel Hand-crafted Uniques Furniture
Element Modern Design is a small home operation run by myself, Andrea, and my wife Doriana, out of our barn/studio in Jamestown, RI.
We meet the challenge of melding design and function into unique pieces of art for home or commercial spaces.
We create home furnishings that are modern and functional emphasizing the character of the basic elements of wood, stone and steel while also favoring the use of textiles, concrete and reclaimed materials. Design informs everything we do. We incorporate old industrial parts and repurpose them into something beautiful which is what makes each piece timeless. Our attention to detail is informed by our affinity for construction, shape and form. We convert the old into new and, conversely, transform the new into old bringing out the character and feel of old world elegance through design.
Each piece is unique and cannot be exactly replicated. Our intent is an industrial and minimalist emphasis of natural elements in their raw form. The character of each form speaks for itself while the artist's hand quietly functions to support the elements.
( picture above- mt. Machhapuchhre, Nepal)
The element of fire has followed me for most of my life.My fondness for wood and steel began while I was working as a machinist in Verona, Italy -where I was born and grew up. I have always loved to build things by hand. While never having had any formal design training, my many years of travel exposure on three continents has given me great inspiration to create and design.Over the years I have gone on to build a variety of things from homes, to furniture, to landscaping, to wood fired brick baking ovens and more…
My wife was born in Boston from Italian immigrant parents. Together we share our wood-fired bakery business, twin girls, and a passion for art and design. Doriana has always drawn and painted and extends her creativity in our shared ideas of home designs.My wife and I also share a passion of good food and have owned and operated The Village Hearth Bakery and Cafe in Jamestown, R.I. since 2002. where we produce artisan breads, pastries, pizza and more in our own hand-built masonry wood-fired oven. Check us out @: www.villagehearthbakerycafe.com