Never rest on my laurels.
Carla Tolomeo

Why chairs, always chairs, only chairs? Perhaps, admits Carla Tolomeo, because they conceal a sin, and indeed possibly they conjure it up. I view a chair, she adds, as a portrait, and it can even become a self-portrait. Carla Tolomeo, artist native of Pinerolo, since 1997 she sets aside her love for painting to devote herself to her new art form: the chair. She no longer represents, but presents. She has emerged from the surface of illusion to create chairs which are real, and yet at the same time unreal. In a certain, manual sense she has become a craftswoman: she works with trimmings and velvets, with foam rubber and elegant fabrics. But the substance of art can undoubtedly be that too. What matters, what is essential, is the final result.

Full Biography

CARLA TOLOMEO | Come nasce una sedia

CARLA TOLOMEO | L'incontro con Stefano Contini

Carla Tolomeo

Blue Dream

Black Pineapples

Carla Tolomeo Vigorelli, la “Signora delle Sedie”
Dol's Magazine

Art Style Magazine

Progetto Divano Palma



Carla Tolomeo

Three Happy Snakes

Stefano Contini & Carla Tolomeo - ArteFiera 2017

Stefano Contini, Riccarda Contini & Carla Tolomeo - ArteFiera 2017

The Trucker Chair

Jungle Team

Twins Wild Roses

Blue Seduction Carpet

Stefano and Riccarda Contini, Carla Tolomeo - Sheremetev Palace, St. Petersburg

Kundalini Pouf