Who is KERA
KERA ecodesign™ is how the Italian architect LAURA CERA signs her works.
Born in 1979, she graduated in Architecture at the Ferrara University after the Artistic High School diploma in Bologna.
Creativity, love for nature and care in handmade work are blended together in this her exciting personal and artistic adventure. Since several years, she passionately designs lamps, furniture and interior decorations, all made with recycled natural materials. Trunks, branches, leaves, barks and the precious wood salvaged from disused Venice lagoon poles find a new life in unique and sustanaible artworks with intense sculptural emotions.
In 2014 Arch. Laura Cera has contributed to the birth of BRICALE™, the new brand of Italian luxury design furniture.
For BRICALE™ she designs works in which the absolute protagonist is Venetian Briccola wood. This noble oak is salvaged from disused Venice lagoon poles. It is perfored by shipworms, small mollusks that live in lagoon waters. This special wood has acquired over time a recognizable spectacular nature. Its esistence continues in BRICALE™ exclusive creations.
CONTINUO Collection for Viadurini is the fascinating furniture and lighting BRICALE™ collection made with glass and Venetian Briccola wood. It was presented in Venice during the Venice Design Week 2015.
Modeled by nature and hand-polished, each KERA ecodesign™ work is truly one of a kind.
The Italian architect Laura Cera puts her creativity to customize furniture, lighting and interior design projects. Request your custom-made furnishing solution.
She is "equipped with a strong dose of originality and a brilliant nonconformist spirit, but attentive and sensitive to the respect for the sense of art and beauty. She offers solutions of essential elegance with a sober and classy structure, which come under the artistic creations circuit and have their immediately recognizable exclusive uniqueness."
Elena Gollini, art curator and journalist
The pseudonym KERA combines the evident assonance with Laura's surname with its meaning in Japanese language.
It means steel block from which is forged katana, the traditional samurai sword.
Like a Sword of Good, Laura would like to share her love for nature through her artworks. Nature is an amazing creativity source.
"We are truly alive and vital only when we feel connected with nature".
Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President