Interview with Luca Savazzi
“The sculptor serves only as a medium to work the material and give way to the evolution of the piece, allowing it to develop of its own accord. I believe it has always existed somewhere, waiting for the right moment to take its earthly form.”
Luca Savazzi, Tartaruga Design
Luca Savazzi is the master sculptor and founder of Tartaruga Design. Over the last 30 years he has designed, sculpted and hand-carved high-end projects for countless movie stars, famous musicians, business leaders, and individuals alike.
Luca’s unique combination of skills is much appreciated by top interior designers, builders and homeowners. His expertise and understanding of both the artistic and technical aspects of architecture and materials elevate every Tartaruga project. His expertise mirrors those of classical sculptors who blurred the boundaries of materials to create enduring masterpieces.
Indeed, one builder Luca works with regularly calls him her modern-day Michelangelo!
In this interview, Luca explores how his passion for architecture led to his discovery of the centuries-old technique of Scagliola cast stone. He also reveals the long process of experiments and testing led to the unique formulation of Cortina Stone™ that Tartaruga uses today.
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