Founded in 2007 by Andrew & Anna Hellman and based in Connecticut USA, Teroforma offers a wide assortment of original products for the bar, home, table and kitchen to retail customers, wholesale partners, and custom clients all over the world. As the inventors of Whisky Stones®beverage cubes, we have learned the value of simplicity in design and honesty in materials.
We set out to create thoughtfully designed objects for the table by enabling collaborations between a new generation of designers and some of the world’s finest master artisans. Over the past 6 years, we have visited countless studios and workshops throughout Europe, Asia and the US. Some visits have been hilarious mistakes, others have been unexpected triumphs. We have met amazing people, experienced incredible things together and continue to have a lot of fun doing it.
When it came time for us to begin the process of matching designer with artisan to create the elements of the Teroforma range, we couldn’t help but notice that something special was happening. Through all the apparent differences of nationality and language and culture, and despite the sometimes vast gaps in distance and even age, the things that struck us were the amazing similarities among the people we had met.
We think of Teroforma as a place where people can come together, share who they are, what they believe and the things they can imagine. Telling the story of the creative process and the people involved is about offering more than just the products we make—it’s about giving people a chance to begin seeing things as they might be. And perhaps, in some small way, it’s about reminding ourselves that sometimes the world can be an inspiring place. You just have to sit at the right table.