In 1990 Robert Tateossian founded his eponymous brand, aspiring to offer men and women a distinctive way of expressing their personalities and style through meticulously crafted and original accessories.
A sense of playfulness and free movement is intricately intertwined with the brand’s DNA and reflected in its exquisite but wearable designs. Tateossian’s ability to apply personality to design has seen the brand adopted by a long list of venerable dignitaries, from heads of state and royalty to actors and musicians. Robert Tateossian was born in Kuwait to Lebanese-Armenian parents and educated at French schools in Rome. Robert, 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 Merrill Lynch on Wall Street and in the City of London. After dedicating seven years to the world of banking, his natural creative flair, love of luxury and keen eye for detail led him to jewellery and accessory design.
Tateossian’s approach to design embodies the brand’s core values of innovation, creativity and quality. Customers keep returning to Tateossian because of its ability to follow catwalk trends and inject novelty into its collections, season after season.
Every collection released pushes the boundaries of jewellery design, utilising unusual and rare materials, including little chunks from the moon, dinosaur bones and gold nuggets,
skilfully combined with more traditional elements like diamonds, gold and gemstones. Such unusual pairings result in unrivalled, beautiful pieces for men and women, which will undoubtedly become future heirlooms.
Tateossian delivers uncompromising quality. With his design team, Robert personally scours the globe to source the best materials before passing them on to the finest craftsmen and women to work their magic. Tateossian has spent many years identifying the best workshops around the world so, for example, bracelets are handmade in London and one-of-a-kind gold pieces are crafted by artisans in Milan.
Robert has always been keen to champion and support global charities fighting to make a difference in the world. For example, Tateossian’s collaboration with the Elton John Aids Foundation (EJAF) dates back over 15 years and reached its peak in 2015 with a special project to coincide with Tateossian’s 25th anniversary. Thirty per cent of the retail proceeds of its evolving Pill collection are donated to the foundation, contributing towards EJAF’s vision of creating an AIDs free future. The brand’s philanthropic endeavours are inspirational and include working with the Terrence Higgins Trust for over two decades and supporting Breast Cancer Care, among dozens of other notable charities over the brand’s 28 years.
Tateossian has five retail stores in London and a presence in over 70 countries around the world, with more than a thousand points of sale in the most prestigious boutiques and department stores – Tsum in Moscow, Harrods in London, Saks in New York and Isetan in Tokyo, to name a few.
The brand also has an extensive private collection distribution network, working closely with some of the fashion industry’s most respected brands. Additionally, Tateossian is available in Duty Free and on board some of the world’s leading airlines, including British Airways, Emirates Airlines, KLM and Cathay Pacific Airways.
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