Rococó Dresser: Handcarved In Brazil In Pink Cedar Wood

by YANKATU Brazil

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Description

This chest of drawers is made in solid pink cedar wood carved by the craftsman Rondinelly Santos, specialized in sacred art.

The flowing design of the acanthus scrolls and leaves comes alive through the notch and runs through the five drawers of the dresser, uniting them subtly, creating an optical effect that makes the wood look soft.

Entirely made of solid pink cedar, the dresser recovers, through the art of carving, the influence of the Rococo period in Brazil. Volutes, acanthus leaves and flower wreaths gracefully permeate the drawers, awakening our gaze and the desire to touch it. A multifunctional piece with a timeless design that values the Brazilian artisanal work.

Carving wood is to transform it, rewriting its history through the hands. This is how each of the dressers in this limited series is born. In view of these characteristics all parts are numbered and produced to order.

This is part of Yankatu’s Artisans collection. To create them Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros researched the Brazilian colonial traditions in the historic city of Tiradentes, Minas Gerais.

As all the pieces produced by Yankatu, is accompanied by its soul, a certificate of authenticity in the form of a small book that tells about the inspiration that gave birth to it and leaves blank pages so that its story can continue to be told by those who acquire it, turning it into something more, which does not change with fashion, which does not go by with time. To the contrary, it will move on from a generation to another, from hand to hand, each time with more stories to tell, each time incorporating the lives shared by it.

Brazilian Contemporary and Collectible Design by Yankatu, design + art with Brazilian soul.

The objects that appear in the pictures are not a part of the Rococo Dresser.

Exhibitions:

2018 – Artisans, gold that emerges through the hands – Espaço Raízes – Tiradentes, MG, Brazil
2023 – Contemporary Craftsmanship: A Casa recebe a SCT – Museu A Casa – São Paulo, Brazil

The carved design is handmade, each piece is slightly different, which makes it even more exclusive.

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65

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Number Of Pieces Created

4

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With a degree in business administration and interior design, Maria Fernanda has worked in the field for over 20 years. She migrated to furniture design in 2014, creating Yankatu, a design studio through which she carries out projects with social impact alongside Brazilian artisans. The encounter with the art world happened naturally in 2020 when the search for the appreciation of Brazilian artisans and their knowledge generates a growing discomfort regarding invisibility and lack of knowledge about the reality of Brazilian cultural traditions. Her work is based on relationships that go beyond the gaze and are established on mutual trust and admiration. Her production spans a long timelessness and also a continuity, resulting from the privilege and fluidity of the otherness of established relationships. It is in the power of art that she finds the way to share her learning, activate the gaze and listening of others, seeking to generate in them the same discomfort she feels and, in this way, encourage them to act. It is through a relational aesthetic that she aims to join forces because the reaction of the other, the spectator, is essential for the realization of her art, which does not end with the created object but rather expands into the immaterial and impalpable field. Her works involves various materials without settling on anyone, despite her familiarity with solid wood. It goes from clay to feathers with the same lightness that conveys strong messages in a poetic way.
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