The tradition of wood-carving in Val Gardena looks back on a long history, and is today renowned the world over. What started out on small-scale in 1600 went on to become the main occupation for many by the end of the 1800’s, leading to the establishment of two art and woodcarving schools.
Oswald Demetz began his apprenticeship as a woodcarver in 1954 and went on to found his own company, DEUR, in 1966. Talented, creative and hard-working, he soon made a name for himself through his outstanding works of art, perfect down to the last detail.
In 1971, Oswald Demetz was awarded the title of woodcarving master and then began training several apprentices.
Today, his son Karlheinz leads the company with the same enthusiasm and dedication.
Since 2013, our company is located in a new building in Ortisei.Our family company has specialized in delicately carved and artistically painted creations.
Scrupulous attention to detail and judicious care in our choice of subjects has been our hallmark for decades.
Every item that leaves our premises is made by our skilled craftsmen and bears a certificate of authenticity. When you hold our woodcarvings, you are truly holding a work of art.