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Gio Bastian
TAVULLIA – ITALY – CRAFTSPERSON

When he talks about the past and tells of the happiness he felt every time his father brought home wood offcuts from the factory, the face of Giorgio Bastianelli, alias Gio Bastian, lights up: “I was a little boy” – he says – “but for me they were sculptures. I played with them, I received pleasure from them”.

And it is perhaps in the joy of a child whose creativity found an outlet in playing with wood shavings, bark and small chunks of wood, that we can find the origin of the entire Gio Bastian project: using wood to create original, functional and, above all, beautiful bags.

That know how to arouse emotions.

For Giorgio, “creating” has always been a necessity, just like breathing and eating.

And it was this constant need to express himself, to channel his energies into something that would produce emotions, that led him to cultivate different passions in life such as drawing, painting, music, and woodworking.

This last passion became a profession after a period of training and then an accumulation of , experience that led him to be a much-appreciated master craftsman who could both design and manufacture unique furniture, built entirely by hand with the highest quality woods.

Giorgio Bastianelli’s love of wood and his knowledge of its secrets, combined with his creative flair and passion for design, have led him a further step forward on his professional path: to design and create objects that represent the culmination of his entire personal universe.

This is how Gio Bastian bags were born.

Moulding nature to give shape to thoughts through a process that requires hard work, manual skill, knowledge of materials and the ability to find innovative solutions: in short, the artisanship and flair typical of the most authentic ‘Made in Italy’ products.

Artisanship and inspiration that have been fundamental in finding what Giorgio calls the “perfect curve” of the wood, the shape from which he starts to create the bags he had always imagined. The bags dictated by his creativity.

A goal achieved after much trial and error, mistakes combined with small successes that opened new opportunities to Gio Bastian and which, to date, represent one of his most deeply hidden secrets.

The resistance of wood, its flexibility, and the thickness of the sheets. The softness of the leather, the aging, and the possibility of using different stitching.

There are many characteristics to consider when uniting these two materials to form a single object.

That is why the leathers and woods used in Gio Bastian’s bags are the result of a careful selection from the best Italian producers, a process that guarantees the necessary, in fact, the indispensable quality to make them in the only way Giorgio can: to perfection.

“Wood is emotion. It is a gift from the earth.
It is the pleasure of life.”
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Gio Bastian
Creativity, artisanship, and a love of wood. These are the main ingredients of Gio Bastian, a brand that offers a collection of hand-made bags made from wood and leather. Original, functional and, above all, beautiful accessories. Conceived with emotion, to arouse emotions.
Gio Bastian
TAVULLIA – ITALY – CRAFTSPERSON

When he talks about the past and tells of the happiness he felt every time his father brought home wood offcuts from the factory, the face of Giorgio Bastianelli, alias Gio Bastian, lights up: “I was a little boy” – he says – “but for me they were sculptures. I played with them, I received pleasure from them”.

And it is perhaps in the joy of a child whose creativity found an outlet in playing with wood shavings, bark and small chunks of wood, that we can find the origin of the entire Gio Bastian project: using wood to create original, functional and, above all, beautiful bags.

That know how to arouse emotions.

For Giorgio, “creating” has always been a necessity, just like breathing and eating.

And it was this constant need to express himself, to channel his energies into something that would produce emotions, that led him to cultivate different passions in life such as drawing, painting, music, and woodworking.

This last passion became a profession after a period of training and then an accumulation of , experience that led him to be a much-appreciated master craftsman who could both design and manufacture unique furniture, built entirely by hand with the highest quality woods.

Giorgio Bastianelli’s love of wood and his knowledge of its secrets, combined with his creative flair and passion for design, have led him a further step forward on his professional path: to design and create objects that represent the culmination of his entire personal universe.

This is how Gio Bastian bags were born.

Moulding nature to give shape to thoughts through a process that requires hard work, manual skill, knowledge of materials and the ability to find innovative solutions: in short, the artisanship and flair typical of the most authentic ‘Made in Italy’ products.

Artisanship and inspiration that have been fundamental in finding what Giorgio calls the “perfect curve” of the wood, the shape from which he starts to create the bags he had always imagined. The bags dictated by his creativity.

A goal achieved after much trial and error, mistakes combined with small successes that opened new opportunities to Gio Bastian and which, to date, represent one of his most deeply hidden secrets.

The resistance of wood, its flexibility, and the thickness of the sheets. The softness of the leather, the aging, and the possibility of using different stitching.

There are many characteristics to consider when uniting these two materials to form a single object.

That is why the leathers and woods used in Gio Bastian’s bags are the result of a careful selection from the best Italian producers, a process that guarantees the necessary, in fact, the indispensable quality to make them in the only way Giorgio can: to perfection.

“Wood is emotion. It is a gift from the earth. It is the pleasure of life.”
Gio Bastian
Creativity, artisanship, and a love of wood. These are the main ingredients of Gio Bastian, a brand that offers a collection of hand-made bags made from wood and leather. Original, functional and, above all, beautiful accessories. Conceived with emotion, to arouse emotions.
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