The Perfect Union
Every year in the coldest weeks of the winter season, strange sculptures begin to appear in the fields all over the island. It is the moment for grafting.
Wild olive trees grow throughout the island and they produce perfectly tiny olives with a thin and bitter skin. However, though the oil from wild olives is supposedly superior to that of domesticated varieties, the yield is much, much lower. And so the grafting game begins. Wild olive trees grow throughout the island and they produce perfectly tiny olives with a thin and bitter skin. However, though the oil from wild olives is supposedly superior to that of domesticated varieties, the yield is much, much lower. And so the grafting game begins.
Accanta Teacup Table
by Maddalena Casadei and
Being a largely rural population, many of the most classic objects in Sardinia are tools that are directly linked to the agropastoral lifestyle.
Additionally, they were often homemade, from materials readily available on the island. A perfect example is the bankitu de ortigu, a
sort of stool that would be made by layering raw cork bark in a simple geometric crossover. These stools were lightweight, durable and versatile, perfect for bringing along when taking the sheep out to pasture or for picking olives.
Maddalena Casadei was inspired by the simplicity of their construction to create the Accanta collection, a trio of small stool/tables that can be kept near at hand for myriad uses. She chose to work with a chunky compressed cork, left 100% natural with no lacquer or varnish.
She worked with Falegnameria Pisu, a family-run woodworking shop in Cagliari who created the specific extra-dense waste cork blocks
that the tables are made from. The name Accanta (nearby in Sardinian) references both the versatility of the pieces, and the presence of cork trees within the island landscape.
100% pressed Sardinian cork
Height 38 cm - Width 41 cm - Depth 23 cm
While we do have a small stock available, most pieces are made to order and will be shipped within 4-6 weeks. Please contact us directly if you need a more specific estimate.
All measurements are approximate as each piece is handmade by our artisans.