Andrea Furlan is a Swiss industrial designer (graduate from ECAL, Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne, Switzerland) who is passionate about the world of watchmaking from an early age. After working several years for prestigious brands (internships for Chopard, Hublot, Sarcar and HD3 Complication), notably for Dominique Renaud (founder of Renaud & Papi, one of the largest manufacturers who developed movements with complications for Audemars Piguet, Richard Mille and Cartier among others), with whom he designed a complex watch called DR01 Twelve First. He moved to Asia and California after 4 years, where he became a watch design consultant for various major groups in mass production and online distribution. After several trips there, he met and worked directly with the most demanding partners who are now supporting him in the creation of the project, since November 2019.
« Two friends united by a common passion for watchmaking and creating new projects »
Hamad Al Marri is a watch collector and artist from the Middle East who studied business management in Australia. Since his childhood, he has been walking around auction houses and dreaming of incredible stories that watches could tell. His passion for independent watchmakers and watch finishing has never ceased, he brings his knowledge and insight into future collections and the vision of the brand. It's the first time both countries with their own stories partner together from sketch to development and production in the watch industry. Both are entrepreneurs at heart and wish to offer collections with a story to tell, a strong character and imagine an uncompromising experience. Do not hesitate to contact us or to have a coffee together if you are visiting Geneva.
How the story began?
15 years ago, my grandfather left me a watchmaker's cabinet filled with old tools, pocket watch components and letters from suppliers of the " Vallée de Joux " and " Le Brassus ". I believe that I developed a certain curiosity for vintage products and watch aesthetic in general since that moment. He also left me his watch, it had a story and that's what touched me. It is fascinating to know that behind every watch, whether diving, lost during the Second world war or belonging to a famous actor, one or more stories are hidden and are ready to be told. " - Andrea.
These improbable moments have helped us to build Furlan Marri's vision.
" I was 14 years old when my father gave me an Omega Seamaster as a gift. My love for watches in general came from this particular moment of happiness with my dad. Later, I particularly loved to see the watches sold at auctions, reading their stories and dreaming of having one of them on my wrist. " - Hamad.
Furlan Marri is a tribute to our family members, who have kept both of us so passionate during all these years. We are here to create experiences, tell stories, produce timeless design with the highest quality and make this story last for future generations.
Source Furlan Marri website.