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Pretziada is an interdisciplinary project combining the worlds of journalism, design, craftsmanship and tourism. Our mission might seem contradictory - we want to bring the world to Sardinia in order to preserve all of the particularities of this Mediterranean island. But we truly believe that, working with full respect for the unique local heritage and traditions we can bring change, modernity and innovation to Sardinia without losing an ounce of authenticity. We live full-time on the island, traveling through small mountain towns and coastal villages, learning about t...Read More

Pretziada

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Asymmetrical "Patchwork" Carpet in Hand-Tufted Sardinian Wool
Asymmetrical "Patchwork" Carpet in Hand-Tufted ...
Mariantonia Urru, Pretziada
2010s Italian Western European Rugs
Wool, Cotton
The Heritage Collection is an ongoing research project into Classic designs and patterns in Sardinian weaving history. Adapting these designs to today's production capabilities and c...
Intricately Carved and Handwoven Fireside "Ines Chair" by Chiara Andreatti
Intricately Carved and Handwoven Fireside "Ines...
Chiara Andreatti
2010s Italian Chairs
Reed, Chestnut
In every rural Sardinian home there are a few wooden, caned chairs that sit in a corner. They are pulled out when visitors come over, when the fire is lit, when it is time to sit in ...
Intricately Woven Nuragic Satellitaria Tapestry by Roberto Sironi in Cream
Intricately Woven Nuragic Satellitaria Tapestry...
Mariantonia Urru
2010s Italian Tapestries
Wool, Cotton, Linen, Silk
Building on his obsession with ancient cultures and the way in which prehistoric objects shaped them, Roberto Sironi has designed two tapestries, Nuragic White and Nuragic Black, tha...
Earth-Toned Abba Collection of Ceramic Vases Celebrates Ancient Water Urns
Earth-Toned Abba Collection of Ceramic Vases Ce...
Pretziada
2010s Italian Urns
Terracotta
The artisan Walter Usai is a fifth-generation potter from the town of Assemini, in other words his family has been making water urns for the entire duration of their oral history. Th...
Langiu Vase, a Revisitation of the Sardinian Water Jug by Sam Baron
Langiu Vase, a Revisitation of the Sardinian Wa...
Sam Baron, Usai Walter
2010s Italian Pottery
Terracotta
Following on a series of vases made with Mexican artisans, Sam Baron continues his exploration into what makes an object belong to a certain territory. Langiu (tall) Vase and Cruciu ...
Intricately Carved and Handwoven Fireside "Lia Chair" by Chiara Andreatti
Intricately Carved and Handwoven Fireside "Lia ...
Chiara Andreatti
2010s Italian Chairs
Reed, Chestnut
In every rural Sardinian home there are a few wooden, caned chairs that sit in a corner. They are pulled out when visitors come over, when the fire is lit, when it is time to sit in ...
Intricately Woven Nuragic Satellitaria Tapestry by Roberto Sironi in Black
Intricately Woven Nuragic Satellitaria Tapestry...
Mariantonia Urru
2010s Italian Tapestries
Wool, Cotton, Silk
Building on his obsession with ancient cultures and the way in which Prehistoric objects shaped them, Roberto Sironi has designed two tapestries, Nuragic White and Nuragic Black, tha...
Ceremony Fireplace Tool Set, Designer Ambroise Maggiar, Made by Flli. Argiolas
Ceremony Fireplace Tool Set, Designer Ambroise ...
2010s Italian Minimalist Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots
Steel, Iron
For this collaboration, Parisian designer Ambroise Maggiar was inspired by the prominence of the fireplace as the social centerpiece in every Sardinian home. Using the rough style of...
The Nuptial Vase, a Traditional Sardinian Wedding Carafe by Walter Usai
The Nuptial Vase, a Traditional Sardinian Weddi...
Usai Walter
2010s Italian Pottery
Terracotta
Long a traditional wedding present, The Nuptial vase was originally gifted to new brides as a small bedside carafe. With the arrival of running water 50 years ago, however, these vas...
Monochromatic Allusion Carpet, in Natural, Hand-Tufted Sardinian Wool
Monochromatic Allusion Carpet, in Natural, Hand...
Mariantonia Urru, Pretziada
2010s Italian Western European Rugs
Wool, Cotton
Referencing classic Sardinian patterns, the Heritage Collection is entirely produced by Mariantonia Urru from the town of Samugheo. The Urru family has dedicated time to recreating t...
Mariga Vase, a Contemporary Reinterpretation of Sardinian Nuptial Vase
Mariga Vase, a Contemporary Reinterpretation of...
Pretziada, Usai Walter
2010s Italian Pottery
Terracotta
The Classic shape of this vase recalls original wedding vases gifted to young brides to keep as a carafe by their bedside. It has been made in Sardinia for hundreds of years for func...
Tunda, a Reinterpretation of the Sardinian Nuptial Vase by Valentina Cameranesi
Tunda, a Reinterpretation of the Sardinian Nupt...
Valentina Cameranesi (VCS), Usai Walter
2010s Italian Pottery
Terracotta
The Tunda vase is part of the collection "Sisters," in which designer Valentina Cameranesi Sgroi plays with the traditional, elaborate nuptial vase gifted to young brides on the isla...

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We work hands-on with our artisans to discuss everything from heritage and history to proportions and glazes. Here Walter Usai, a fifth-generation potter from the town of Assemini, and Kyre work on perfecting The Tunda Vase.

We're based directly on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Sardinia so we can stay in direct contact with the culture as well as respond to the needs of our artisans each and every day. When we host designers, we invite them on a true anthropological journey that includes archeology, history, gastronomy, art and culture.

Siri Vase, a reinterpretation of the ancient Roman canteen. Made by artisan Walter Usai.

Known for its extreme heat in summer, Sardinia has a punishing beauty. Many of its weeds are delicate flowers, with treacherously spiky stems to boot.

Sardinia is historically one of the poorest regions of Italy, however it is also a place where artisans take sincere pride in the perfection of their work. Our metalworkers are a family of four siblings carrying on the tradition of their father. They are known throughout the island for their precision and their attention to detail.

The Banded Carpet mixes a traditional tufting technique ("pibiones" which means grape) with a new technique ("simil-litzos") invented by artisan Mariantonia Urru.

A mainly rural island, the fireplace is the heart of the Sardinian home. Here designer Ambroise Maggiar has distilled the geometric minimalism found in the Sardnina iconography into a pair of andirons for his Ceremony Fireplace Tool Set.

Sardinia is a vivid place, with potent wines, spiny artichokes, intense saffron and strong, flavorful olive oil. It has a unique culture with influences from Italy, Spain, and Northern Africa resulting from its position in the middle of the Mediterranean.

The Nuptial Vase was a traditional wedding gift which began as a small carafe for drinking water to keep on the couple's bedside table. As running water arrived in the 1960's, these vases became larger and more decorative. They are still gifted today, in their new, extravagant size as a gift of beauty.

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