Davide Prete

Davide Prete is an sculptor and architect who specializes in urban scale works using stainless steel and forged steel.

Prete wants to connect traditional technique with modern shapes. For this reason he loves to work with iron forging but in contemporary ways. He said "I like to play with materials. I like to think of materials having a dialogue or a confrontation; the dark forged iron with the shining brushed stainless steel; a rectangular section with/against a circular section; soft shapes and angular figures".

Prete received his Degree in Architecture from the University Iuav of Venice in 2003 and his Master of Arts in Sculpture from Fontbonne University in 2010. Prete currently teaches at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C.

Davide Prete is featured in the Forge episode of Craft in America.


L: Davide Prete forging, Mark Markley photograph
R: Davide Prete, Sculpture Muses Door, copper, forged steel, stainless steel

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