Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Spring Has Sprung Summer Bamboo Collection 2014

When one thinks of Bamboo they are heralded back to the iconic design in the American house hold of memories of bamboo themed home decor which evoke exotic holidays, relaxing scenes in foreign lands, colonial lifestyles of the early 1900's. The fact is Bamboo in the East has connotations of luck , strength and eco-friendly daily use.

In Modern day I have taken the concept of Bamboo and molded it in its most literal way of holding things together. Thomas Fuchs Creative Spring 2014 Bamboo Barware Collection, exclusively at Saks Fifth Ave, is a representation of hand made , hand hammered & hand tied barware collection that is not only beautiful but is a true representation of how bamboo is used in the Asian Continent.

We invite you to enjoy pictures of our collection and people who too have been inspired by bamboo in their design.

Thomas Fuchs Creative Bamboo Barware Collection at Saks.com

  Hand Hammered Silver Plated Bamboo Ice Bucket

    Mother of Pearl Inlay Cheese Board

Friday, May 23, 2014

Where the entire Otium Collection is produced.  Not a bad place to go for work.  
Have a great Holiday weekend. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Magnificent Masai

On our recent trip to Africa Thomas and I were overwhelmed at the genuine joy and happiness of the Masai people. The Masai actually feel bad for us as a society as we have way to many variables and unknowns where they as a people are guided by ritual and custom to know at what age what happens when it should happen and how it happens.

Our trip the their village was a vibrant experience with a welcoming Jumping Dance that we all took part in followed by a tour of their village huts made from cow dung and ash approximately 5ft high ending with them adorning me with beautiful Masai wrist and ankle talismans.

The Maasai (sometimes spelled "Masai") are a Nilotic ethnic group of semi-nomadic people inhabiting Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are among the best known local populations due to their residence near the many game parks of Southeast Africa, and their distinctive customs and dress. The Maasai speak Maa (ɔl Maa), a member of the Nilo-Saharan language family that is related to Dinka and Nuer. They are also educated in the official languages of Kenya and Tanzania, Swahili and English. The Maasai population has been reported as numbering 841,622 in Kenya in the 2009 census,  compared to 377,089 in the 1989 census.
The Tanzanian and Kenyan governments have instituted programs to encourage the Maasai to abandon their traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle, but the people have continued their age-old customs. Recently, Oxfam has claimed that the lifestyle of the Maasai should be embraced as a response to climate change because of their ability to farm in deserts and scrublands. Many Maasai tribes throughout Tanzania and Kenya welcome visits to their village to experience their culture, traditions, and lifestyle

                                          Arriving at Masai Mara
                                          Masai Beaded Ankle Talisman
                                          The Masai Hut
                                          Sitting inside the Masai Hut
                                          Masai Mama
                                         Jumping to The Masai Dance
                                           Classic Masai Robes
                                          Masai Women Welcoming Us
                                          Tradition at its best

Sunday, April 6, 2014

It's All About Polka Dots!

From the artist Laure Hatchuel-Becker to Kusama to Valentino's latest collection to Pharrel Williams in April's GQ and George Clooney's W Magazine cover. We here at Thomas Fuchs Creative are too celebrating Polka Dots with our hand blown 22K GOLD POLKA DOT Glasses available at Barneys New York and Saks Fifth Ave. New York.

Enjoy the spring let it rain Polka Dots!

Available at Barneys, Thomas Fuchs Hand Blown
Amethyst Glass w/ 22K Gold Polka Dot 

Laure Hatchuel-Becker
Available at Saks Fifth Avenue. Thomas Fuchs Hand Blown
Grey Glass w/ 22K Gold Polka Dots

Valentino 2014
Available at Saks Fifth Avenue,  Thomas Fuchs Hand Blown
Amber Glass w/ 22K Gold Polka Dots
Michou Mahtani at Kusama
Art / Sculpture Preview at Fairchild Gardens

Pharrel Williams GQ April 2014
Roger Vivier Flat Spring 2014
Kusama Flower Sculpture at Fairchild Gardens

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Africa Now

Having just come back from Africa with Michou Mahtani, my vision of El Anatsui's show at the Brooklyn Museum is refreshed.

El Anatsui (born 1944) is a Ghanaian sculptor active for much of his career in Nigeria.
Anatsui was born in Anyako, and trained at the College of Art, University of Science and Technology, in Kumasi, in central Ghana. He began teaching at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1975, and has become affiliated with the Nsukka group.[1]
Anatsui's preferred media are clay and wood, which he uses to create objects based on traditional Ghanaian beliefs and other subjects. He has cut wood with chainsaws and blackened it with acetylene torches; more recently, he has turned to installation art. Some of his works resemble woven cloths such as kente cloth. Anatsui also incorporates uli and nsibidi into his works alongside Ghanaian motifs.

Friday, January 17, 2014

There is still time to see the AMAZING Jean Paul Gaultier
 Exhibition  at the Brooklyn Museum.  The attention to detail in his work is mind boggling.