Osanna Visconti in the Foundry Interior designs cast in
natural bronze
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About

Artist Portrait

During her childhood in Rome, Osanna and her sister would play with pieces of art created for their mother by Lucio Fontana, Mario Ceroli and Arnaldo Pomodoro. It could be said that the pieces she creates today are inspired by those wonderful memories, or, maybe, are a result of her own femininity….or maybe both. Visconti studied at Accademia della Moda e del Gioiello, apprenticed under the goldsmith Teresa Schwendt in Rome. In recent years, Osanna's attention has focused on objects and furnishings. Each of her creations is modelled by hand from wax, which is then fused in an art foundry.

From jewelry to bowls, lamps, stools and dining tables, Osanna charts her creative path through all dimensions, from the infinitely small to the infinitely large, weaving her own universe as she goes.

Osanna never stops creating. Always in perpetual motion, her home doubles as a workshop where Osanna invents everything herself, from the color of her curtains to the designs she paints on the walls.

Portrait of Osanna Visconti

“I would define myself as an artisan because I love crafting things, but I also consider myself a designer. I love being in the art foundry, spending my days modelling with my hands.”

Craftsmanship

Lost-wax casting

All of Osanna's creations are fused in bronze using the lost-wax casting process, one of the oldest known metal-forming techniques dating back 6,000 years. This ancient process uses a negative form in which molten metal is cast. An initial wax sculpture is used to create a plaster mould. The wax model, which Osanna kneads and shapes by hand, is the defining element of her creations.