Fatto A Mano - Made by Hand - DTC (direct to customer)
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Every week we take you behind the scenes of our company giving you behind the scenes look at the people and places that inspire us.
This Friday we show you our products made with the multiple artisans we work with across our magnificent globe and the process of bringing handmade goods to market. In the west we commonly think things that are handmade either seem to be unattainable and come from Europe or the secondary idea conjured up is a South American craftswoman weaving or sewing away.
In actuality the Europeans (way back when) took the arts from the Asian and Eastern cultures and added and refined the techniques euro-fying (thats right I just made up yet another word LOL) them giving history a more modern take on an ancient process.
We at Thomas Fuchs Creative bring craftsmanship by skilled artisans to market previously only available to the trade. Traditional techniques such as hand carving, lost wax casting and glass blowing are accessible at a price point without compromising the design aesthetic.
The Quarry in India where the same marble the Taj Mahal came from is where our stone comes from
It is our intention to keep craftsmanship alive. In so many of the countries we manufacture in the youth have lost interest in the arts. We hear over and over again the sons and daughters of these artist have left the trade to pursue careers in computers and automation.
The good news is by Thomas designing on the level that these artist appreciate, they (the artists) want to work with Thomas to create his designs and bring them to life which has brought the demand back by our small company that could.
Furthermore with covid and the pandemic this has brought our direct online sales being directly in touch with the customers we are able to reach far more people rather than waiting for a buyer to decide if our line is appropriate for their store their collection their season or reason.
We give 100% credit to Toni Russo former head of buying for Barneys New York now at Bergdorf Goodman. Toni single handedly launched our collection at Barneys NY 10 years ago advising us what was missing in the market place and how to fill a niche as our company is one of the very few that can access people in far out places who could bring techniques alive. Toni was introduced to us by Barneys NY veteran Antonio Gutierrez.
As the saying goes "he Proof was in the pudding". Our first 8 deliveries to Barneys NY sold out before even making it to the sales floor. We then went on to be sold in legendary retailers such as Le Bonmarche, Fondacion Louis Vuitton, Neiman Marcus, Harvey Nichols, Saks Fifth Ave, La Rinacente and many more.
Our hospitality lighting projects span from The Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh to The Wynn in Las Vegas and many more. It is our intention with each project to working with the interior designers and private large residential clients in pin pointing the lifestyle they live and how our Murano glass chandeliers and table lamps can accentuate their spaces.
The genius and consistency in Thomas' design is weather working with Maestro glass blowers in Egypt, India or Murano the designs and finish is flawless. It is always our intention to travel the world and highlight certain techniques that are specific to the country and culture we are manufacturing in.
Custom Marble Table Top w/ Mother of Pearl and Semi Precious Insects
Case and point is our new line of custom inlay marble table tops. After mining our marble from the same quarry in India which the stone for Taj Mahal came from Thomas met with our team there and started to make table tops with more modern relevant themes like the one below with the mother of pearl and semi precious insects.
Vogue features Thomas Fuchs Mother of Pearl inlay Cheese Tray
We invite you to browse our product collections and be inspired weather it be to create something by hand in your own home or move things around and pair them with other objects or purchase from any of our collections.
Know that each sale is supporting not just our company, not just a craftsman, not just a cottage industry, but in turn you are keeping alive the art as old as time an art that is purely done by a human hand and not by a machine.
Have a great weekend!