We had the good fortune of connecting with Carlo Stenta and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Carlo, what matters most to you?
Doing It Right.
I was fortunate enough to find my true calling in life and decided to exit the corporate world at the height of my career to pursue it. The decision did not come overnight and I spent many hours questioning my choice. I said to myself, “Yes, follow your heart, your passion, and your intuition, but first remind yourself of the responsibilities currently in front of you (wife, family, etc.).” So, I made a pact with myself to always respect the craft, respect the skillset, and respect the experience I will need to amass in order to Do It Right.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
This is a great question as it directly and accurately presumes (in my opinion) that we ALL have “an art” in us. To me, art is the way in which one decides to approach his or her passion. That said, I consider myself lucky. Even though I found my calling later in life, I did in fact find my calling. For me, I communicate my art through the designing and building of furniture. I was drawn to the art by practicality (we needed a patio table, so I researched how to build one and did it), During the process, I discovered that I needed to use my hands in some way, everyday, to create, speak, and provide service through the tangible. In 2016 I launched RECOVERY, a one-man design+build studio specializing in hand-crafted artisanal furniture. Throughout the course of my journey, I have curated a select group of original designs to create RECOVERY’s 2021 Collection: a series of tables, lighting, and art pieces that are distinct to RECOVERY’s modern-industrial roots. All pieces in my collection are customizable and I welcome private client commission projects.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
If you don’t have a strong support group in life, it can be incredibly challenging to move forward with anything. not only a career path that you choose, That’s not to say that people are incapable of making their own decisions, but being surrounded with pure love and honesty creates a well-balanced thought process when making decisions. I would dedicate this article to my circle: My immediate family, especially my wife Jenn, my closest of friends, my parents, and my son Luca, whose pure soul indirectly drives me to do things with integrity every single day.
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