Woods and wood: ambiguous words in the unique and wide semantic field of Anglo-Saxon languages. They are matter and moulding substances in our Spanish language. They have scents, they have colours, they bend, they warp, they age, they last.
Wood is a living matter which adopts whimsical shapes and expected shapes; a living matter in which men keep sharpening ancestral skills. Wood is incidental and timeless, it is the volatile essentiality of what is human.

Back from chair details
Ash
Back from chair details
Ash
Low table
Oak & Cherry
Low table
Oak & Cherry
Bowl with pourer
Cherry
Bowl with pourer
Cherry
Pinch Spoons
Lapacho (Ipe)
Pinch Spoons
Lapacho (Ipe)
Caddy Spoon
Lapacho (Ipe)
Caddy Spoon
Lapacho (Ipe)
Tray Detail
Lapacho (Ipe)
Tray Detail
Lapacho (Ipe)
Small Bowl
Lapacho (Ipe)
Small Bowl
Lapacho (Ipe)
Scoops
Yew & Purple Heart
Scoops
Yew & Purple Heart
Spoon
Lapacho (Ipe)
Spoon
Lapacho (Ipe)
Windsor Chairs
Ash
Windsor Chairs
Ash
Torched vases
Torched Ash
Torched vases
Torched Ash
Bended scoop
Cherry
Bended scoop
Cherry
Carved chair
Oak
Carved chair
Oak
Eating Spoons
Carbonised Walnut
Eating Spoons
Carbonised Walnut
Serving Spoon
Yew
Serving Spoon
Yew
Spoon
Lapacho (Ipe)
Spoon
Lapacho (Ipe)
Tray, spoon & lid
Lapacho (Ipe)
Tray, spoon & lid
Lapacho (Ipe)
Spoons
Lapacho (Ipe)
Spoons
Lapacho (Ipe)
Small Bowls
Lapacho (Ipe)
Small Bowls
Lapacho (Ipe)
Vases
Cedar
Scoops set
Cedar
Salad servers
Plum
Carbonised pinch spoons
Walnut
Vase
Sycamore
Eating Spoon
Carbonised Walnut
Ginkgo Spoon
Cherry
Cilinder Sculpture
Torched Yew
Mongolian Bow Sculpture
Yew
Mateo Bonavita Portrait
A few years ago, I discovered carving: the art of transforming matter into a useful object or a sculpture that is worth observing.
When I carve, I cannot avoid staying there, in that moment, where the wood becomes part of me and the tools also come together to celebrate the moment. Time then becomes something that no longer matters.
Working slowly to create new forms, all the pieces I create are unique & hand-carved with special attention to details. Carving has become a form of meditation for me, and the way I bond with the wood makes the process feel like a magical act.
I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay and am now based in Berlin.
If you would like to place a bespoke order or even if you just want to say 'hi', please get in touch.
Feel free to send an email [here] or just fill in the form.
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Cups
Tulip wood
Salad servers
Walnut
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Salad servers
Walnut
Ginkgo
Bronze
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Bowl & Spoon
Cherry
Vases
Maple
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Carved chair
Oak
Bended Scoop
Cherry
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Prototype chair
Yew
Pinch spoons
Lapacho (Ipe)
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Eating Spoon
Carbonised Walnut
Small Bowl
Lapacho (Ipe)
wood carving, hand carved, kitchenware, wooden spoon, hand tools, design, fine woodworking
wood carving, hand carved, kitchenware, wooden spoon, hand tools, design, fine woodworking
Vase
Maple
Spoons
Lapacho (Ipe)
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wood carving, hand carved, kitchenware, wooden spoon, hand tools, design, fine woodworking
Scoops
Yew & Purple Heart
Serving Spoon
Yew
wood carving, hand carved, kitchenware, wooden spoon, hand tools, design, fine woodworking
If you would like to place a bespoke order or even if you just want to say 'hi', please get in touch. Feel free to send an email [HERE] or just fill in the form.
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Thanks!
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Mateo Bonavita portrait
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Woods and wood: ambiguous words in the unique and wide semantic field of Anglo-Saxon languages. They are matter and moulding substances in our Spanish language. They have scents, they have colours, they bend, they warp, they age, they last. Wood is a living matter which adopts whimsical shapes and expected shapes; a living matter in which men keep sharpening ancestral skills. Wood is incidental and timeless, it is the volatile essentiality of what is human.

A few years ago, I discovered carving: the art of transforming matter into a useful object or a sculpture that is worth observing.


When I carve, I cannot avoid staying there, in that moment, where the wood becomes part of me and the tools also come together to celebrate the moment. Time then becomes something that no longer matters.


Working slowly to create new forms, all the pieces I create are unique & hand-carved with special attention to details. Carving has become a form of meditation for me, and the way I bond with the wood makes the process feel like a magical act.

I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay and am now based in Berlin.