“The hand is the window on to the mind”
When I arrived to the factory this morning I rolled my eyes at the magnificence of this piece of art realized by the CMC’s staff.
As you know, CMC’s roots are embedded in craftsmanship. Valentino and Romano, the founders, started a business together realizing classic style furniture by hand. During the years the business evolved in the production of bespoke trailers, and, obviously, their hallmark has always been in their tailor-made furniture. This aspect has been the linchpin of the Company, for all these years.
But what’s behind a handmade product?
I put my hand on the table, I feel the wood..I got the answer.
In my head goes back to the last few weeks, when the table was only a draft on a sheet of paper. The Owner, together with our carpenter, looked at the drawing, thinking and measuring. Then, the owner took the key of the van and went personally to the shop. He chosed 3 walnut pieces, within many walnut pieces. He chosed the perfect ones, because he knows exactly what “perfect one” means.
He arrived at the factory and he suddenly got to work, together with our great carpenter. They have been working together for 15 years, during which they gave birth to unique things.
Now, feeling the shapes of this wood, looking at its natural perfection, at its majesty, I see the pride of the Carpenter, who will soon start teaching this art to his 4-year-old son. I see his magic hands and his big hearth. I see the expertise of Marco and Vanni, in their countless sleepless nights, thinking the best way to do something, or to improve something, because in CMC everything evolves, always.
And I come back to Valentino and Romano, figuring two amazing fathers, teaching the art to their two young guys. Teaching that hands can create all what the mind can think. But that just the heart can shape unique things.