"The power and mutability of bronze emits a constant energy to create new forms."
Osanna's collections of cast-bronze furniture and interior decor take their inspiration from forms found in nature. All of her 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.
Bookshelves and chandeliers formed of bamboo, tables and consoles cast with intricate reliefs of leaves, along with candleholders and tableware that are all entirely made by hand and characterized by her signature textures and organic material. Collecting elements found in nature and transforming them into contemporary and functional art is Osanna’s passion.
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Meet the Maker
Interview by Camilla Frances
Images from Cabana and Osanna Visconti
Osanna Visconti casts exquisitely detailed objects, both functional and decorative, from natural bronze using the lost wax technique - an ancient method that Greek and Roman artisans have been using since bronze was discovered 3000 years ago. Osanna shares with Cabana her love of historic buildings, collecting and artisanship, and discusses her hopes for the future of her craft.
Foglie Decorative Boxes in Bronze
Foglie Decorative boxed moulded with real leaves cast in Natural Bronze using the lost wax technique. Made in Italy. Designed and produced by Osanna Visconti in Milan at an Italian casting foundry. Each piece is one-of-a-kind.
In the Foundry
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I turn everything that captures my attention into bronze. ⚜️ Follow to learn more about lost wax casting.