Il Forcolaio Matto

Piero Dri has been performing one of Venice’s most traditional and oldest crafts, that is, the remèr, the artisan who makes the typical Venetian forcolas, the rowlocks in which the gondolier’s oar rests, for 15 years. After a few years of training, he started his own workshop in 2013, the Forcolaio Matto, where every day, surrounded by walnut trunks, wood shavings and dust, he builds several forcola models by hand and personalised, for gondoliers, private clients and Veneto-style rowing clubs, not only local but also international clubs. Artistic objects in their own right,  which also make lovely sculptures or furnishing pieces, even collectible items.

Il Forcolaio Matto

Monday to Friday 9 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm
- +39 041 8778823 - +39 348 2528611 - http://www.ilforcolaiomatto.it

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