Rancho Cucamonga, California
Ed Rizzardi builds furniture to heirloom standards utilizing quality hardwoods, exposed joinery, sculpted finishes and tasteful designs. Using old techniques and tradition, each piece is created to be unique and of unparalleled quality, which separates Rizzardi’s one-of-a-kind works from other commercially-produced furniture.
Statement from the Artist:
From my shop in Rancho Cucamonga, California, I build furniture at a workbench the way I believe heirloom furniture is meant to be made; this includes careful selection of quality hardwoods, exposed joinery, sculpted lines, oil finish and tasteful designs. Craftsmanship deeply rooted in experience is the heartbeat of my shop. I enjoy the challenge of taking old skills and doing new creative work with them for furniture that provides authorship, rarity and a respect for wood.
Today machines routinely achieve apparent perfection without the intervention of skill. What machines cannot do is imitate the subtle touches that give a piece character. Creativity is often lost in the practice. I believe handcrafted pieces are different. They require thought, patience and good design. These pieces create a relationship between the craftsman, the user and the material; a relationship that is rare today. I am committed to this kind of craftsmanship.