Concept & Design

The Conception. On a calm and sultry summer night, in the southernmost wine region of California, Tiffany stands pondering bare walls of her first apartment.

Through a stark lonesome window, rows of grapes disappear in the distance over rolling hills, as the simmering sun settles into the crest of the mountains.

Brimming with excitement, but not yet content, Tiffany stands before her favorite framed picture: The classic photo of Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast At Tiffany’s. In the classic photograph, Audrey gazes into the window of her favorite store, embracing all the possibilities that lie before her. The photograph leans carelessly against the barren wall beneath the very location it is to be hung. Among the framed photo, awaits a small cedar shelf, a heavy curtain rod, and boxes of dresses and ballet costumes which remain to be opened.

She tentatively picks up a masculine, wooden hammer to secure her unique possession to the wall. The hammer is unwieldy in her tiny hand, an obvious contrast to Tiffany. Then something happens . . . suddenly an idea is born.

It’s apparent that Tiffany must design her own distinctive set of tools: tools contoured for a woman’s hand, created to reflect a classic beauty with a twist of modern style. Tools just as chic and classic as her stylish heroine – miss Audrey Hepburn.

Putting down the heavy, rugged hammer, she smiles to herself. She knows that she can live without them, but prefers not to.