2016 Historical Regatta – Il Forcolaio Matto –



The series of window displays dedicated to Venetian Artisans continue, and now it’s the time of the “Forcolaio Matto”, alias Piero Dri.


“From the secular walnut tree the Venetian ‘remèr’ Piero Dri creates ‘Forcole’.  These are the crutch of Venetian boats, the base on which the Gondolier places his oar to lead the Gondola. Custom made for each oarsmen, Forcole take on special sculptural and dynamic lines, as

a result of thousand years of history in costant research of a perfect balance between function and beauty. As essential tool for travelling through canals Forcole become both symbol of Venice and art piece higly appreciated all over the world.”