Peter Nitz or the story of a leather who loved skins.
Originally from South Carolina, the son of antique rubs beautiful things from childhood. Early in his career, he passes through Chicago and worked for some time in an auction house.
In 1997 he crossed the Atlantic and came to settle in Europe, Zurich.
Browsing flea markets and antique shows, the talented then become interested artisans and identifies the best that would later become its suppliers. Inspired by these discoveries daily, nightly Peter designs and manufactures jewelry, furniture and accessories for exercise. Therefore, his desire is polished and his desire to create is increasing.
During a trip to Paris looking for the perfect portfolio, Peter made the acquaintance of a craftsman, a former employee of Hermès.
For two and a half years he learned under the insured thereof guardianship, the complex work of crafts and leatherwork. It was around that it will articulate his creations. Indeed, Peter loves skins, but valuable, such as the crocodile, lizard or even ostrich.
With this training, he created his own studio and launched his eponymous brand.
Avid mounts, he now comes in all colors, blue lagoon, fresh tobacco or brandy 100 years old.
Selecting only the best materials and executing each step in his hand, his pockets require work two to three days at a rate of one or two per week.
His collection consists of two lines:
The Atelier collection, which includes the so-called "classic" Peter, adaptable to bespoke colors and skins which may conform to the customer's taste creations.
The Maesterpièce collection, unique pieces that combine exotic skins and jewelry, like a dragonfly Fabergé workshops or a Victorian insect set diamonds.
When upscale handicraft and sophisticated style come together, the duo works wonders and luxury found acclaim. But these beasts fashion at a price, from $ 2,500 for jewelry without pockets and between 9000 and $ 20,000 for others depending on skin type and value of jewelry that adorns the bag.
The opportunity to discover his work is given by Colette.
Under the Cabinet of Curiosity Thomas Erber, aiming to promote the luxury but a way for original, that is to say related to know-how more than a normative trend, a single piece is signed Peter Nitz presented.
Juqu December 31, 2010
213, rue Saint-Honoré - 75001 Paris