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Article: The Zietgeist - Thomas Fuchs + Nicolas Party + La Sirenuse Pool Summer Fun

The Zietgeist - Thomas Fuchs + Nicolas Party + La Sirenuse Pool Summer Fun

The Zietgeist - Thomas Fuchs + Nicolas Party + La Sirenuse Pool Summer Fun

Thomas at the factory in Murano 

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Every week we like to give a behind the scenes look at all the people and places we come into contact with that inspire us and make us smile.

Scholars have long maintained that each era has a unique spirit, a nature or climate that sets it apart from all other epochs. In German, such a spirit is known as Zeitgeist, from the German words Zeit, meaning "time," and Geist, meaning "spirit" or "ghost. I usually think of the word more of what's "in the air" meaning  thoughts or art or colours that are floating around in the ether that multiple people simultaneously are tapping into that shows up in our world in forms of art, fashion or literature. 

Arquitectonica's Hemsley Building The Palace Condominium

This past May 2024 on our way to Salone del Mobile to debut Thomas' collection for renown Italian porcelain manufacturer Villari (Jeff Koon's Michael Jackson Bubbles Chimpanzee ), there was the most beautiful pool being featured all over the press and blogs that looked so familiar. When we came back to Miami went to my Mom's apt in our building, The Palace, to get something from my old childhood bedroom. Walking down the hallway VOILA there it was the irony of it all sitting a top of stacked 1980's coffee table books, among them Pools by Kelly Klein (ex-wife of designer Calvin Klein) , was the vase I purchased as a wedding anniversary gift for my parents 20 years ago while in Venice before I had even met Thomas not knowing it was his very own design! 

Thomas Fuchs' Murano Glass Vase c. 2004

The flash back was so triggering, in a great way, I recalled the 1995 documentary on famed fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi UnzippedUnzipped became the blueprint for a proliferation of subsequent fashion documentaries that have given audiences a glimpse into a fantasy world. The curtain guarding the fashion world was not always as sheer as the runway scrim that Mizrahi has to charm the models into changing behind; Unzipped depicted a spontaneous and true-to-life depiction of Isaac realizing his vision from concept to creation where it was revealed he and Ralph Lauren both sent down looks on the runway that were almost identical. 


Thomas Fuchs Murano Glass Vase c. 2004

Artist Nicolas Party's new swimming pool at Le Sirenuse, a family-run boutique hotel in the beautiful coastal town of Positano, Italy features his new pool he designed for the property. The  artist known for his abstract interpretations of familiar landscapes, portraits and still lifes that are both fluid and vibrant, has transformed the poolside terrace into an abstract painting that one literally can swim into and over making it an interactive experience. 

The mosaic medium was chosen due to owner Antonio’s wish to respect the vision of his late father Franco Sersale who was a collector and aesthete and whose design flair and passion for art and antiques can be felt and seen in the ambience of Le Sirenuse today. 


Le Sirenuse

Nicolas went to Bisazza, Italy’s leading glass mosaic firm, to reproduce his design on hundreds of sequentially numbered square sheets, each 15 tiles long and 15 tiles wide. These mosaic sheets were then shipped to Positano, where, in January 2024, the expert Italian mosaicisti Fabrizi brothers, Luciano and Marcello, placed them into the coordinating pattern.

The Bisazza headquarters is near Vicenza, born in Frosinone, south of Rome, the brothers are today among only a handful of expert Italian mosaicisti. They learned their trade from their father, a builder and tiler who himself carried out several mosaic commissions in the 1960s and 1970s.

The Pool at Le Sirenuse 


Le Sirenuse opened in 1951, when the Sersale family turned their Amalfi Coast summer house in Positano into a stylish small hotel. Today the 58-room resort is considered an Italian hospitality icon, though it still retains the intimate, cultured atmosphere of a private home. Showcasing the region’s authentic seasonal produce at scenic La Sponda restaurant, informally glamorous bar-bistrot Aldo’s and the chic little Pool Bar, Le Sirenuse also features a refreshingly contemporary Spa designed by architect Gae Aulenti. Assembled over decades by art and antique collector Franco Sersale, the hotel’s elegant décor today dialogues with a growing site-specific contemporary art collection in its communal areas, while the light-filled bedrooms are havens of dolce vita style. Now as in the past, Le Sirenuse is a family affair. Third generation Sersales, Aldo and Francesco, are increasingly involved in the day-to-day running of a hotel that their parents Antonio and Carla began to manage in 1991. Carla currently curates Emporio Sirenuse, the resortwear and lifestyle brand she founded in 2013. For more information, please visit


Thomas Fuchs Dinnerware 

We at Thomas Fuchs feel our new Summer 2024 signature Half & Half colour Midnight / Navy dinnerware and drinkware are perfect for Le Sirenuse's poolside which is similar in colour combination once again proving coincidence is nothing but great minds thinking alike.

This fantastical serendipity is when art imitates life which imitates art a collective creative consciousness without any of the people involved knowing, proving that we are all connected on a subliminal level showing we are all one regardless of colour, culture or religion.

Have a great weekend and book your Italian Summer Holiday Now! We did!!






Love the new dinnerware colors!


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