It was in the late 1960s when Tom van der Bruggem decided to turn a deserted farm into a castle. In order to visualize his project, he made a model using wooden cubes. But the wooden cubes were not optimal for his modeling. Therefore, he decided to design his own wooden construction pieces. This passion led Bruggem to start his company, Kapla. With Kapla wooden planks, people can create masterpieces. For example, the Italian artist, who is a photography director at the same time, Raffaele Salvoldi, started creating architectural forms using Kapla planks. In 2022, he established the Wood Arc, which he built with thousands of planks.
About the Creator of Wood Arc
The photographer Raffaele Salvoldi is a well-known artist. He has been working in the music, movie, and fashion industries. Apart from his experiences in photography and filming, in his daily life, he likes to build his own stuff. For example, he shares his hobbies on social media. In one of his series, he shared the wooden bathroom furniture he built himself. As he has an artistic side, he is quite successful in creating unique pieces. Since 2021, he has been working on constructing architectural pieces. His Wood Arc collection is a breathtaking masterpiece.
The artist stated that one piece of the Wood Arc collection takes approximately four months to complete. It seems he does have hesitations about exhibiting his works. because during transportation, the pieces might get damaged. But he already exhibited his new work at Villa Bono, Italy.
The artist invites visitors to watch him stacking Kapla wooden planks. Once the structure is ready to be taken down, the visitors can join the artist in demolishing the structure like dominoes.
Inspiration source of Raffaele Salvoldi
Salvoldi has a passion for history and architecture. He gets inspiration from historical buildings, abandoned houses, etc. He says that Europe has incredible beauty, including palaces, historical houses, exhibition spaces, and so on. The Wood Arc collection has already found its home in these enchanting spaces.