After witnessing the natural elegance that seems to define Gian's style, finding bamboo in one of his designs is no surprise. We see it here serving as this straight Apple's shank, creating a beautiful visual break from bowl to stem. Presented in an earthy contrast and sandblasted finish, it sports some subtle, but interesting ring-grain around the bowl. A truly skilled carver, Gamboni creates a certain symmetry of curve along the shank extending into the handmade stem. The result is an organic shaping and natural aesthetic - an unique quality that has come to characterize his marque.
- Andrew Wike