Fashion Design Lab Magazine
june 2010 | nº 02
  Robert Tateossian and the collection of jewels at the Four Seasons in Florence
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Roberto Cantini

From City financier to «king of Cufflinks», it seems a mighty leap for anyone to make, but for Robert Tateossian, a man whose international upbringing and love of travelling the world over have provided inspiration since childhood. It was a natural progression. He was born in Kuwait and educated at French schools in Rome, Tateossian – who is fluent in seven languages – studied international finance at the prestigious Wharton School of Finance in Pennsylvania, before embarking on a successful career with Merril Lynch on Wall Street and in the City of London.

His goal has always been to create a line of jewellery and accessories for men and women that reflected his own ethos: international, stylish, unique and uncompromising quality.
The men's collections now cover a wide range of accessories: from watches to money clips, rings and necklaces, the Tateossian trademark us of innovative and striking materials – such as leather, 18-carat gold and silver – is perfect for both the contemporary or classic international use.
The Tateossian brand is now a global success story, selling in 45 countries worldwide with a presence in top international department stores in London, New York, Tokyo, Moscow and across Europe and the Middle East. Stand-alone stores in London are located in the heart of the City, at the Royal Exchange and on the King's Road, at the Duke of York Square, in Chelsea. The brand also has a robust expansion program in the duty-free sector and sells on board the world's leading airlines.

Robert Tateossian lives in – and runs the business from – London, but as he said, during the reception at the Four Seasons in Florence, still spends much of his time travelling the world and gaining inspiration from different cultures, for his latest collections.

Saks Buyers and Robert Tateossian Robert Tateossian with Roberto Cantini (left) and Maurizio Gori (right)  
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