Peter Nitz or the history 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 fairs, 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 getting stronger.
During a trip to Paris in search of 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 is around this last one will articulate his creations. Indeed, Peter loves skins, but valuable, such as the crocodile, lizard or even ostrich.
With this training, he founded his own studio and launched her eponymous label.
Buff pockets, he now comes in all tones, blue lagoon, fresh tobacco or 100 years old cognac.
Selecting only the best materials and performing each step in 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 tastes of the customer creations.
Maesterpièce the collection, unique pieces that combine exotic skins and jewelry, like a dragonfly Fabergé workshops or a Victorian insect set with diamonds.
When upscale handicraft and refined 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 the other depending on the 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, aimed at promoting the luxury but are original to, that is to say, linked to a knowledge more than a normative trend, a unique piece signed Peter Nitz will presented.
Juqu December 31, 2010
213, rue Saint-Honoré - 75001 Paris