“My love for wood has always been at the centre of my life. This passion has been passed onto me from my father, himself, and I have tried to nurture it day after day with the same dedication one has in raising up a child. I started this job when I was in my early twenties and all these years I have been lucky enough to see with my own eyes the most beautiful and precious forests in the world, always looking at them with the awareness of the importance of their controlled and responsible management.
This is what I strongly wanted, since the first day – that Itlas would be a company which rotated around wood, loving it and its being life. Along the road I have crossed paths with a very prestigious professionals such as architect Marco Casamonti, who like me loves this fascinating material. With him and Studio Archea I have started a collaboration which brought us together to the 2013 edition of Saloni di Milano with our first collection of “I Massivi”. A striking sight and not just for the experts or who is in the same sector as me. It is a collection of accessories where wood is real, intact, solid, visibly present in all its uniqueness and beauty. The following year we tried again. With some new pieces, but most importantly, adding to what I already considered a high-level partnership, two stars in the world of design such as Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas. What more can I say?
I can only be thankful for the honour and emotions that all this has given and continue to give me.”
Patrizio Dei Tos