storied ii: segreto
In Manzano, generations of artisans come together to create, to preserve their art and to continue the work that sustains their community.
In addition to careful considerations of comfort, style, safety and strength, each chair built here carries the weight of generations. These small factories and studios have been responsible for sustaining this region for centuries. In every return visit, you can feel the unwavering dedication of the artisans and merchants keeping their craft alive.
What began with inventive farmers making chairs for their families during cold 15th century winters carries on. In hammered wooden molds. By skilled hands. And through modern innovations.
Every day chairs are sketched, cut, assembled, stained and upholstered. Then, stacked and set, they wait for multiple inspections. Each cared for as if they were being built for the maker’s own use, as they once were. With strong backs and arms, a confident stance, and a pillar-like strength, each of these chairs stands alone. Projecting both classic and modern traits. Fully resembling their makers.
The world is sitting on Manzano.
STORIES OF OUR ITALY
Presenting Bellissimo Segreto
Join us on a journey across Italy, visiting artisan partners whose stories are as remarkable as the pieces they create.
A Golden Thread
In a century-old textile mill near Lake Como, where a single thread connects passion and place, artisan weavers carry forth a tapestry of tradition.
The Essence of Yesterday
Brushstrokes as charming as the man who laid them. Here, in his work and words, a painter shares the sun-dappled soul of his beloved studio.
Flowers Meant For Sky
Expressed in gold leaf and sparkling, hand-tied crystals, four artisan-partners forge chandeliers with a deep and lasting love.
The Embrace of Centuries
Generations of craftsmen sketch, cut, assemble, stain, and upholster, carrying the legacies of those who came before them.
The Echo of the Hills
Winding up a steep, narrow road in Carrara, distant mountaintops trace the sky. Holding high a supply of marbled treasure.
The Artistry of Our Italy
Crafted beyond compare and curated over decades, John Reed reflects on more than 30 years of the Arhaus Italian Collection.