Fatto A Mano - Made by Hand - DTC (direct to customer)
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Every Monday and Friday we take you behind the scenes of our company giving you behind the scenes look at the people and places that inspire us.
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 eurofying (thats right I just made up yet another word LOL) them giving history a more modern take on an ancient process.
Thomas and I travel the world to globally find craftsmanship that used to be only available to architects and interior designers to create quality product to bring to market at an attainable price.
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 have designed on the level that these artist appreciate and want to create and manifest our designs bringing them to life it 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 their reason.
We give 100% credit to Toni Russo former head of buying for Barneys New York. 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.
All the private shoppers and legendary sales associates from managers Clay Martin , Jonathan Arnold to Irving Smith Convertino, Cordella Cooper, Donna Guerra, Ron Kolsin, John Humpfries, Bryan Jennings (rip) Jane Clement, Ellen Klein and Virginia Glynn served more like educators in a high price class room educating new buyers to the worth of the prices listed, navigating uber wealthy clients to match them and their style with the right collection and servicing the customers with the distinct eye.
I say all this and thank the team due to the fact it is because of them in the NY store and the sell through of our collection we were able to expand nationally and internationally to legendary retailers such as Harvey Nichols, Le Bonmarche, Saks , Neimans and many more proving not only was there a niche in the market there was actually a gap!
Vogue features Thomas Fuchs Mother of Pearl inlay Cheese Tray
Thomas Fuchs upcoming "post covid" Eye Collection 2021
Thomas Fuchs Custom Inlay Bug Tabletop. Customizable with any design and size.
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.
Let's keep the art and our dreams alive.