Pittorino Designs is a sculpture and furniture studio based in Sydney. Working primarily with timber and concrete, Pittorino Designs has a passion for escaping the linear confines which dominate today’s living spaces and finding ways to create objects with subtlety and movement. Going beyond the latest concrete technologies, they have devised innovative techniques to manipulate concrete by hand for a variety of applications. Pittorino Designs uses sustainably harvested Australian hardwoods and recycled timbers. They utilise pozzolans to minimise the amount of Portland cement and employ precise calculations to minimise wastage. Pittorino Designs objects are timeless and durable and are intended to become family heirlooms for future generations. Robbi Pittorino is the creative force of Pittorino Designs. Robbi has been working as a sculptor and maker of furniture for more than two decades, across a range of media. His interest in concrete as a ‘liquid stone’ which can be sculpted informs his approach to both his artworks and functional applications.
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Robbi Pittorino is a true artist. The passion that he pours into his work, plus his fun personality, were evident from the moment I met him. Robbi has completed The Concrete Countertop Institute's most intensive training, in February 2013. Since then I have had the opportunity to view in person several of his works, so I know that he has applied the technical learning he gained, combined that with his artistic vision, and produced very high quality work that is a credit to creative concrete everywhere. I am proud to call Robbi a student and a friend.
From the idea of just having a dining table, we ended up with a magnificent piece, a work of Art and a hearth for our home. We feel privileged to have such a special piece of furniture made with so much love, care and attention. The process from the start was considered carefully as Robbi looked at our dining space, the proportions of the room relative to the table, the type of wood, the shape and the supporting structure. He also took into consideration our needs as a family and how his work could best cater for those needs. He has created a piece of elegant beauty, with clean and yet organic lines, a work that is at the same time functional as well as aesthetic, a piece that has given much pleasure to our family and friends. I cannot recommend Robbi's work highly enough. At every step of the process there was consultation and consideration for our needs as a family. We really appreciate his approach and his meticulous attention to details, his passion for and deep understanding of the material he works with. Robbi's passion, his pursuit of perfection has made his work a beautiful and precious addition to our home for generations to come.
There are very few people who put their heart and soul into the things they make, in a world of mass production truly innovative and inspired creations are seriously hard to find. Over the last 20 years Robbie has created for me a whole range of stand-out pieces, things that invite the most glowing comments from all who see them. From magnificent tables to sculptured walls, from flowing benchtops to sensual ceramics, everything crafted, everything unique, everything impossible to ignore. Professional artistry, with personality and charm…what more can I say, buy Pittorino now. Ken Smart December 2014
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