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festa & co homegoods

festa & co homegoods festa & co homegoods
P.O. Box 1715
Glen Ellen CA 95442
US
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Phone: (707) 935-1530
Fax: (707) 935-1913

Formed in 1994, festa & co. produces hand-made lighting and accessories that can be seen in top stores and galleries throughout the country. The distinctive designs incorporate steel and river rocks, giving each piece a rich signature look.

Nerio Festa designed and built furniture and custom interiors for home offices and sailing yachts. An engineer by training, sculptor by trade, he is a self confessed "tinkerer" who invents machinery for the company and for various other purposes.

In what he describes as "a very practical joke", one of Nerio's first designs upon moving west was an earthquake resistant candle holder. It was the forerunner of the balancing candleholders which appear in the company's current line in several versions.

Naturally occurring stones, polished smooth by centuries of ocean tides and rivers, are a central element in the couple's designs. The idea of using these varied stones in this work grew out of a trip to Encinitas, a storybook beach in Southern California. He took some stones home, placed them around in the living room and began experimenting with "wrapping" them within rusted steel rods from their workshop and transforming them into functional art. Since then festa &co. has grown to a few people who still make one piece at a time with hand-picked stones.

The company's philosophy closely follow its esthetic, emphasizing minimal environmental impact in the fabrication process. Most operations are done by hand thus using little energy. Candle holder cups are a byproduct of car muffler manufacture. No varnishes or toxic chemicals are employed and most of the packing materials are collected from local businesses and reused.

Made in Glen Ellen, Sonoma County, California, made in the USA home decor.


Tours Available: No
Brick & Mortar: No
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Date added: 9.10.2010  
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