The Charring Technique
Riccardo began exploring timber charring after firing wooden posts that propped up vines he had planted on the grounds of his home.
This technique is typically used to prevent insect attacks, making the timber last longer. Riccardo embraced the visual, conservation and tactile qualities of charring. The furniture he created as a result held a textural depth that radiated the warmth of this manual process. As though painting with fire, the charring brings about a silky finish, with natural shades of fired timber resting in tones of black, purple and deep blues.