The production of handles and objects created by Thea makes use of the collaboration of a large network of Tuscan artisan workshops, each with expert masters in specific processes. The variety of artisanal production in the area and the quality handed down for centuries in the artisan workshops are sources of inspiration for us and allow us to offer a broad service. We choose our materials among the rich variety of traditional Tuscan raw materials and finishes, where every small town has specialized over the centuries in certain processes. The leathers we use are from Pisa, the different types of wood from Pistoia, the metals have been extracted in the mines of Elba already by the Etruscans. In Prato, famous for its textiles and its historical ties to China, mother of pearl and bamboo were imported for centuries. The nearby town of Lastra a Signa offers its mastery in straw craft with its bags, hats and dresses. And how could we forget Carrara with its quarries of White grey-veined marble and the even more prestigious pink Calacatta and Breccia marbles. All along the Italian coast you can find beautiful rocks such as Slate, Roman Travertine and volcanic Onyx. The immense variety, the creativity and the resourcefulness that Tuscany offers and that you can also find in its rich culinary tradition, bring about ever-evolving creations and original combinations of raw materials. It is this same inspiring tradition that encourages us to continually be in search of new “forgotten” materials.