Born in Cremona, Italy in 1965, Mauro Mori grew up traveling the world, discovering the cultural heritages and natural environments that would eventually influence his vocation and life commitment as a sculptor and a furniture maker.
Mori's pieces evoke the craftsman’s hands and the human emotions from which they morphed as the final shapes of his designs get revealed by the subtraction of matter from marble or wood. Each pieces is entirely hand-carved. His portfolio includes decorative vessels, large scale sculptures commissioned for both private and public spaces, an extensive line of made-to-order furniture pieces. The artist has also grown an international clientele of collectors for whom he creates unique furniture pieces.
To encourage character and individuality, the pieces are most often carved in the place of the medium’s origin. Much of the wood is tropical Albizia, carved from massive blocks in the Seychelles, while the Carrara marble is carefully chosen by Mori in Northern Italy near the artist's second studio where they are carved. Like the hand-carved wood pieces, his marble sculptures begin as single blocks. The artist also works in metals, including bronze, silver, copper or mixed media.