Furniture

Rosanna Ceravolo Design

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 21st August 2012

‘Enzo’ sideboards and side tables in American Walnut, 2011, designed by Rosanna Ceravolo

We spotted the work of architect turned furniture designer Rosanna Ceravolo at Design : Made : Trade in Melbourne recently, and were instantly smitten by the detailed pattern and texture in her work, particularly the ‘Enzo’ cabinet and side tables, pictured above.

Rosanna studied architecture at Melbourne University, completing the course in 2008.  In her final year of study she undertook a timber furniture workshop class, but it wasn’t until last year that she had the opportunity to pursue this passion professionally, when commissioned by a residential client to create a range of furniture.

Rosanna’s pieces are created collaboratively with local makers.  ‘I am the principal designer but I can’t take credit for the exquisite craftsmanship!’ she says. ‘I design all the pieces and outsource the fabrication to local artisans.  That process involves a bit of workshopping with the furniture makers to work out the best way to bring the design to fruition’.

Rosanna says her main objective with each piece is to achieve a balance between function, comfort and aesthetics. ‘I know they say form is supposed to follow function at all costs, but I really do think there is an important place for beauty in this world!’ Rosanna admits. ‘Having said that, furniture is meant to be useful and practical, so I always take into consideration how the piece will come to be used’.

For all enquiries, contact details are on Rosanna’s website.

Rosanna exhibiting at Design : Made : Trade in Melbourne last month.  Photo – Sean Fennessy

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 21st August 2012

16 comments

  • Barbara 2 years ago

    Oh my god, it’s fantastic piece of furniture, very sophisticated !

  • Emma 2 years ago

    It’s lovely :) the pattern reminds me a bit of Brooklyn to West

  • jessica 2 years ago

    So lovely, this design is modern yet with a danish 60’s twist i love them! =)

  • So beautiful. They seem to be a contemporary take on the linear design of 30s art deco. The design and craftsmanship both look incredible.

  • DS 2 years ago

    Sensational work. My favourite pieces from DMT!

  • Marc 2 years ago

    I took the same subject as you, Rosanna… only 3 years later!

  • Kath W 2 years ago

    Good Lord! These are obscenely beautiful.

  • Siobhan Rogers 2 years ago

    Beautiful materials & functional ! Lovely

  • Lincoln 2 years ago

    Another super post. Can’t get enough of the geometric design. We’d love to collaborate with Rosanna. Is that a good excuse to visit the Gold Coast, Rosanna? Please….

  • Meghan 2 years ago

    Holy moly these pieces are gorgeous. So distinctive.

  • antoinette 2 years ago

    Unbelievably beautiful. Even from the pictures you can just see the detail in design and perfect craftsmanship. I will definitely be saving to buy these pieces.

  • Nicx 2 years ago

    Wow. These are absolutely gorgeous. I’ve been hunting for ‘the’ sideboard for ages.
    Now I’ve just got to convince Husband that I must have it. And to pray that it’s possible to find one in Europe.

  • Jessamy 2 years ago

    Oh my god. Divine. Book marked straight away.

  • Angela Vasquez 2 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL FURNITURE I didn’t know the designer. I pinned it ;)

  • Mary 2 years ago

    There is most certainly a place for beauty in this world. These are gorgeous pieces. Brava!!!

  • Marga 2 years ago

    totally gorgeous pieces.

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