In 2006 I started making jewelry boxes after my wife Tania told me she was going to purchase one and I decided to make one for her instead. I enjoyed making that box so much that I designed and made more. I now specialise in Watch Boxes and I have continued making the Jewellery boxes as well.
My family came to Australia from Italy and my father loved Formula 1 racing and Ferrari. Soon enough I started following Formula 1 and I became interested in cars and car design. When I was younger I was a motor mechanic and I have owned several classic cars including a 1966 Mustang Fastback, an AC Cobra replica which I built and we now have a 1978 308GTS Ferrari. (She calls him Franco) My boxes are influenced by automotive design and inspired by the shapes of these beautiful machines as well as many other great classic cars
As an craftsman I loved working with wood and when I was building that first jewelry box for Tania, I came up with the idea of combining metal together with wood to come build that first box. (I still have that first one)
We sell our Watch Boxes and Jewelry Boxes both on our ETSY site and from our ONLINE STORE
Various timbers are used to create the boxes , Huon Pine, Blackheart Sassafras, Red Gum, English Elm, Juniper, Californian Red Wood, Silky Oak and American Black Walnut The metal used for the boxes is either powder coated steel or stainless steel, the fittings are stainless steel and the hinges are chrome plated brass
The boxes are all lined with velour and individually numbered and I give all the boxes a name as well, usually inspired by how the box looks or a just a feeling they give me when they are finished
The watch boxes that have compartments are supplied with watch pillows which are covered in faux leather and each box is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity