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341 Dorsoduro, Fondamenta Soranzo, Venice 30123, Italy

An oarlock might not be at the top of your shopping list, but step inside this woodworking shop and you’re likely to change your mind. Designer Saviero Pastor hand-carves sinuous, one-of-a-kind pieces in walnut, cherry, or pear wood. In fact, the works are so stunning, they’ve been snapped up as sculptures by I. M. Pei.

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An oarlock might not be at the top of your shopping list, but step inside this woodworking shop and you’re likely to change your mind. Designer Saviero Pastor hand-carves sinuous, one-of-a-kind pieces in walnut, cherry, or pear wood. In fact, the works are so stunning, they’ve been snapped up as sculptures by I. M. Pei.