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Ionel Moise

Ionel Moise Stone sculptor
Contact
Romanian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+40 742626718
©Raluca Moise

Limestone lights

  • • Ionel combines old manual techniques with new technology
  • • He became an apprentice in a stone quarry at the age of 16
  • • He opened his studio together with his wife, who is also a stonemason

Born in a village with a long tradition of processing stone, Ionel Moise was 16 when he started working in this field. He learned the secrets of the craft from local masters, who acquired their knowledge from the Italian sculptors who laid the foundations of the stone quarry in Albesti, Romania. He has been practising this profession for over 30 years, during which time he has perfected his skills in stone carving and sculpture. In 1997, he opened his studio together with his wife and they founded their own company 10 years later. Traditions and rural life inspire him in his work, while the satisfaction of accomplishing his mission and creating beautiful works motivate him to give his best.

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Works

  • ©Andreea Machidon
  • ©Andreea Machidon
  • ©Andreea Machidon
  • ©Raluca Moise
  • ©Raluca Moise
Photo: ©Andreea Machidon
Ceiling light

The light consists of two beige stone plaques approximately 1.5 cm thick. One of them is circle-shaped with thin round trenches and a LED strip placed vertically on the same face. The outside face of the same stone plaque is plain, polished and soft to the touch. Face to face with with the circle-shaped one, there is another plaque that is oval-shaped and slightly wider at the bottom. The two plaques they are attached to a bar.

Height 28 cm
Width 28 cm

Ionel Moise Stone sculptor
Photo: ©Andreea Machidon
Napkin holders

These pieces of stone are coin-shaped. With a diameter of 6 cm and a thickness of 1.5 cm, these coins have soft edges, pleasant to touch and each of them has different models. Their purpose is to hold napkins and they’re usually accompanied by a square-shaped wooden board on which the napkins are placed.

Diameter 6 cm

Ionel Moise Stone sculptor
Photo: ©Andreea Machidon
Ceiling light

This light for high ceilings is beautifully handcrafted out of stone. It has a calming shade of beige and the interior is in the shape of a dome. The object is completed by a piece of stone in its natural form, uncut, hanging on the same bar through a cable.

Diameter 20 cm

Ionel Moise Stone sculptor
Photo: ©Raluca Moise
Heroes monument

This cross is a massive heroes monument with hundreds of names of people who sacrificed their lives for their descendants’ freedom. Only one side of it has the inscriptions of a cross, along with the words “The anti-communist resistance in Muscel” and some details such as little flowers in bas relief in the corners.

Length 120 cm
Width 45 cm
Height 260 cm

Ionel Moise Stone sculptor
Photo: ©Raluca Moise
Vase

This ornately carved stone vase is decorated with foliage motifs made in bas relief form.

Length 25 cm
Width 25 cm
Height 30 cm

Ionel Moise Stone sculptor

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