We cannot remember exactly how our paths crossed in 2008, but it was most certainly over scrumptious apperitivi, fabulous visuals and great conversation while working the Salone tradeshow in Milan.
Federico Fossati (the Milanese) is a master logistician with a UK affinity, while Violeta Archer (the Texan) is an interior designer with a saddle deep appreciation for Italy, Italian craftsmanship and its coveted lifestyle. This charming scene of Ponte Pietra (a famous bridge in Verona) was her hometown for several years.
The detail, creativity and ambiance found in each designed and handcrafted piece all point to Italy’s heritage and innovation. It is all about preserving time-honored techniques that respect tradition, support households, and a way of living that is luxurious, simple and much needed today.
As stewards of Italian craft and design, we are grateful for the opportunity to represent small to mid-sized businesses (and families) and help preserve the authenticity that is ‘Made In Italy’.
On this fabulous mission to preserve authentic Italian design. The design ethos is real and the quality is what it should be. For this reason, all products come with a Certificate of Authenticity from our beloved craftsmen and craftswomen.
Co-Founder / Interior Designer / LEED GA
Violeta is a consummate interior designer, design addict and Italophile. She re-directed her career to interior design after living in Belgium and experiencing Belgian design (and the franc) for two years. After studying at the Rhodec School of Design she opened a showroom in Austin, Texas showcasing sustainable solutions, which was followed by professional experience in Italy for Interface. Overseeing numerous hospitality, office, and institutional projects, she ensured solutions always met client expectations and budgets.
Co-Founder / Director of Logistics & Operations
Federico is an uber business developer who never gives up on operations, process improvement, program and project guidance, logistics and client satisfaction. His early beginnings at Kuehne + Nagel served him well with subsequent roles at Faram SpA, Permasteelisa, and Haworth. His cross-industry experience includes building materials and office furniture, industrial chemicals, and logistics for commercial and multi-dwelling projects in Italy and England.