Absolute in function
and form

MADE BY THE WARMTH OF HAND AND HEART

The Pollaro workshop is a special place. Everything made here is overseen by one person, who imbues it with the commitment, passion and intuition of the master craftsman. We work using only traditional techniques, with each discipline located only feet from one another under one roof. It is this interconnectedness—of thinking and of doing—that results in masterpieces of absolute perfection, both seen and unseen.

The Pollaro workshop is a special place. Everything made here is overseen by one person, who imbues it with the commitment, passion and intuition of the master craftsman.

We work using only traditional techniques, with each discipline located only feet from one another under one roof. It is this interconnectedness—of thinking and of doing—that results in masterpieces of absolute perfection, both seen and unseen.

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“In the workshop, organized along the same lines as Ruhlmann’s own, works in progress sit like butterflies in their chrysalises; here, at a small worktable, brass feet are being handmade one at a time, each as pure in form as a Brancusi.”

Jack Forster

Forbes Life

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Our workshop has five disciplines: Design, Woodwork, Metalwork, Upholstery and Finishing. Each discipline works together to deliver perfection in our finished pieces.

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We have more than 38 master craftspeople in our workshop, hailing from 28 countries around the world.

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Our craftspeople have more than 950 combined years of experience in the trade.

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Our workshop has five disciplines: Design, Woodwork, Metalwork, Upholstery and Finishing. Each discipline works together to deliver perfection in our finished pieces.

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We have more than 44 master craftspeople in our workshop, hailing from 28 countries around the world.

950

Our craftspeople have more than 950 combined years of experience in the trade.

AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN WORKBENCHES

Every six months, each of our craftsmen cleans off their bench top, gives them a light sanding and applies three coats of oil. This is a ritual that maintains our most precious tool and reminds us of the absolute level of craftsmanship our clients demand.

For every one of our craftsmen, showing respect in this way nourishes their soul.

It is also the way Johann Weiss intended it when he produced workbenches and wooden hand planes in his factory in Vienna beginning in 1820, and it is our way of keeping his memory alive. Our benches are inspired by the original Weiss bench. Ours were further enhanced in the hands of our friend Frank Klausz, who lovingly built them for us.

AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN WORKBENCHES

Every six months, each of our craftsmen cleans off their bench top, gives them a light sanding and applies three coats of oil. This is a ritual that maintains our most precious tool and reminds us of the absolute level of craftsmanship our clients demand.

For every one of our craftsmen, showing respect in this way nourishes their soul.

It is also the way Johann Weiss intended it when he produced workbenches and wooden hand planes in his factory in Vienna beginning in 1820, and it is our way of keeping his memory alive. Our benches are inspired by the original Weiss bench. Ours were further enhanced in the hands of our friend Frank Klausz, who lovingly built them for us.

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Made without equal

HANDMADE IN THE USA SINCE 1988