“ To imagine, draw and then create objects affirms one’s very identity. Movement, symmetry, harmony and space, are taken into account, as the object I’m creating depends on all these different elements. ” GUY BUCCHI
Born in the South of France (near Avignon) in 1945, Guy's love of metal and hand tools were forged in his younger years working as a sheetmetal worker and boilermaker. Guy then made a major life change, deciding he wanted to work more directly with people and turning to a career in psychiatric nursing where he stayed until 2000. This experience helped him better understand the many dimensions of the human psyche and soul, and contributed to him becoming both a more reflective and expansive designer and artist.
With his New Zealand-born wife, Linda, Guy moved to Australia in the late 1980s, living in Newcastle, NSW, between 1987-1991. In Newcastle, he found his love and talent for designing and creating metal furniture.
In 2001, the couple moved to New Zealand, with Guy continuing to design and make furniture - creating pieces in leather, copper, rope, wood, iron and glass. At his studio in Matakohe, Northland, Guy produces one-off pieces or limited series, working exclusively with handmade tools to produce the furniture.
"Metal being malleable really suits my form of expression; when used with other materials such as wood, rope, copper or glass, it produces a genuinely complimentary outcome".
Guy's work has been exhibited in France, Italy, Australia and New Zealand and sold internationally. A number of his pieces are in private homes in Holland, France, Switzerland, Germany, USA, Australia and New Zealand. His work has been featured in major design publications.