In Greek mythology, Thea was one of the Titanides goddesses: she was the goddess of light and was associated with the radiant shine of metals and jewels. It is in her honour that Thea was created, following the same quest towards perfection that Greek sculptures inspired in Renaissance artists.
The artisan production of TheaThe production of 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. Thea's goal is to improve theirselves with every object made. We believe in a future in which quality has a tangible and significant value also for customers who, by investing in local labor while respecting history and production, will contribute to preserving knowledge and values.
The choice of Thea's materialsEach product is made with high quality materials, linked to the Tuscan tradition, and combines the craftsmanship handed down for centuries of artistry with contemporary design forms, of Italian language. Advanced technology, such as 3d modeling, laser cutting and use of numerical machines, is used in cases of process improvement. They choose their 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 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.
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