original objects and home accessories made of natural materials, ranging from wood to horn to mother-of-pearl, such as the corkscrews and cocktail sets sold on CoutureLab. Material for these objects is sourced from all over the world, and expert craftsmen are then identified to work with those materials.
Says Mauro Lorenzi: “We work exclusively with natural materials. Our sources for these materials are varied and scattered around the globe. For example, we get our deer and stag antlers from Hungary, while the African animals we work with come from Mozambique, the Mammoth comes from Siberia and the horn is farmed in Italy.”
Many decades of working with unusual materials to create objects for a sophisticated and demanding clientele has made G. Lorenzi into real experts in sourcing and selecting such materials. “The choice of the material is influenced by our experience and our taste, but it also depends on the context we are creating the object for. If for example, the item would be intended for a country setting, a hunting lodge or a mountain chalet, then we would choose to work with deer or stag horn. On the other hand, if the piece would be for a beach house, we’d use bamboo or cork. If we are trying to create something to appeal to women, we’ll use mother-of-pearl. What the object will be used for also affects the choice of the material. If something will be in frequent contact with water (a razor, for example), we will obviously not use wood” explains Mauro Lorenzi.
Every type of material has its own specialist craftsman. G. Lorenzi works with a team of craftsmen who all have their own independent workshops. They conceptualize the design and