Using an old hammer and a hundred of different chisels, Venetian artist Livio De Marchi transforms the world around him into convincingly detailed wooden replicas. Articles of clothing and table coverings appear to hang naturally, furniture looks plush and comfy, purses look ready to be filled and carried, and shoes look ready to be worn, but each and every object is made of solid wood.

"The artist is quite well known for his House of Books, an entire house made out of wood—everything from the plush couch to the clothes hanging in the closet—and he does not believe in painting his final pieces because he enjoys the natural beauty of the grain and the knots in the plain wood."

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