Our motto, “Long Live Handcraft,” expresses our commitment to creating fine cloth work, made by hand, using old-world techniques and lending a human touch to interiors. After all, our work is destined to sit alongside the finest examples of handcraft from antiquity and pieces by today’s great furniture craftspeople, fine artists and artisans. Our work is wrought using the high quality textiles specified by designers and architects, many of which are hand woven from fibers that in turn were spun by hand. We love that. But we’re not old-fashioned. We also like applying cutting-edge technologies to do things such as making our handcrafted draperies open and close smoothly via your handheld device and we employ the latest in outdoor fabrics so our outdoor upholstery projects last for years, and so that our custom bedding for children’s rooms or hospitality applications can be completely washable. We like creating an environment of craftsmanship amid the hustle and bustle of New York City and we like to think that a little bit of the soul of our craftsmen and women becomes imbued in the cloth work, and adds something unique to its new home. We invite you to spread our enthusiasm, and wherever you see examples of great handcraft, share them using the hashtag #longlivehandcraft.
Marks & Tavano Workroom loves doing custom table linens of all kinds, like this triple layer table topper, gathered cloth and petaled cloth we made for JAB Anstoetz and Lenox’s “Spring Break Table Escape”. All fabrics by JAB Anstoetz, designed by Michael Tavano. We did the chair upholstery and refinishing as well.