Makers Mindset • We are Thomas Bossert and Melissa Rosenbauer. We started espanyolet out of a desire get out from behind the computer and start making things with our hands. It’s with this lens that we approach all of our projects: not just as designers, but as the makers. We believe this is what makes espanyolet different. Given this, we approach the transformation of each new space with eyes of makers, and always design with respect for craftsmanship and an artisan way of making.
Color, texture & patina • Our process, like our materials also embraces a slow design philosophy that pays homage to color, texture and patinæd surfaces. All of our designs are hand painted, hand-dyed or hand-troweled using special techniques we’ve developed ourselves. We love the art of creating one-of-a-kind pieces and are not interested in the mass production of home goods. The layered, textured depth of our products and projects are like us: imperfect, with a story to tell.
Soul & History • We respect the craftsmanship of yesteryear and have a particular reverence for the quality of materials made in a time before fast fashion was a ‘thing.’ We search for people, places and things with a story to tell. And the spaces that we transform have such a rich history imbued in their bones….we cherish & nurture this while also delivering a bit of our own spirit and soul.