Artesanos/Artisans: Our Furniture Makers Featured on KCET

Friday, May 27, 2016
We proudly declare that our furniture is “Made in LA,” because our customers appreciate that local manufacturing is good for the environment and for the American economy. But what people might not realize is that producing our designs in Los Angeles is more than ethical and eco-friendly--it’s actually essential to the quality and beauty of our furniture, because LA is home to artisans and craftspeople as talented as any in the world.

That’s why we are so excited that some of the people who use their hands and hearts to create Cisco Home furniture are in the spotlight this month in the latest episode of Artbound, KCET’s program dedicated to art and artistry in Southern California. People like master glass blower Jesus Garcia, who creates our hand-blown glass lamps, Conan Castillo, the blacksmith and maker who transforms discarded materials into stylish one-of-a-kind furniture you find at Cisco Home, and upholsterer Jose Galvez, who tells the camera “Upholstery has given me everything” and “If I make a piece gladly with love, any person will know that it is 100% well-made.” All of them are migrants who brought a tradition of craftsmanship with them when they moved to Los Angeles from Mexico, and formed a skilled workforce that’s essential to the city's status as a creative capital and hub of high-end manufacturing.  

“Artesanos/Artisans” celebrates these craftspeople, and features interviews with our founder Cisco Pinedo. “Anything you want created, in LA there is a craftsman in the city who can produce it,” says Cisco, and he goes on to praise Cisco Home customers for sharing our values of local and hand-made. The whole episode of Artbound is streaming now online. Check it out and let us know what you think!