Giuliano Ricciardi Forrest Bench
Forrest Bench is Iron Design Award winner in 2021 - 2022 Garden and Outdoor Furniture Design Award Category.
Forrest Bench

Forrest is a monolithic bench which bases its elegance to the minimal and clean shape and to its projecting structure covered with porcelain stoneware that embellishes the surfaces. Thanks to these elements, it's possible to perfectly emulate any stone, wood or metal while maintaining the technical advantages (durability, lightness, resistance, etc.) that such materials usually do not provide. The structure is completed by the lightened corten support made almost evanescent by plasma cutted textures and by the led light placed under the projection that offers pleasant plays of shadows.

Forrest Bench
Giuliano Ricciardi Forrest
Giuliano Ricciardi Bench
Giuliano Ricciardi design
Giuliano Ricciardi design
Giuliano Ricciardi

Giuliano Ricciardi approached design shortly after finishing high school practicing at a carpentry workshop of where he learned the basics and manual skills needed to wood work. This learning experience lasted 3 years, until he was noticed by the owner of an important Architect Studio in Taranto who offered Giuliano to join his team at KinoWorkshop,as a draftsman. these professional experiences inspired him to pursue Graduate Studies in Industrial Design. Oriented to the use of raw wood material, limiting the use of other materials as much as possible, he’s gradually extending the range of materials of interest to ceramics, metals and polymers, giving his concepts and products balance between technique and material.

d-Lab studio

d-Lab studio is a design studio based in Taranto (Italy), founded by Giuliano Ricciardi, senior designer. It was born as a container of ideas and professionalism, a place where designing means believing in one's own ideas, being open to confrontation, having an open mind, thinking outside the box, hazard going beyond everything that is approved. Only with this openness to the outside is it possible to create a system able to offer a complete range of services ranging from the concept to the creation of the product. Matter, technique and craftsmanship are the basis of the design by d-Lab studio, because the hand of man is an essential ingredient for a realization that makes the difference.