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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.