introducing the INDIRA Collection


Digital Press Kits for ICFF 2018 HERE

We are set up and ready to launch the INDIRA Collection at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair in Manhattan this Sunday the 20th until Wednesday the 23rd at booth 176! All five pieces of the solid brass, Thathera-made collection will be on display, and our designer Jerri Hobdy will be on site! 

If you are press, please use the link here for our digital press kit! 

We will be doing live show updates from booth 176 on Instagram @ckthomasandsons and @jerrihobdy with #modcient and #indiracollection. 

Pure brass or brass plating? Here's what you need to know.

Pure brass or brass plating? Here's what you need to know.

Pure Brass vs. Brass Plating

As early as 20 B.C., true brass was used by Romans to produce coins. By the 16th century, brass was in common use in England.

At C.K. Thomas & Sons, we use 100% pure brass. However, this is not the case among most manufacturers. We want our customers to be confident in the quality of our products. So, how can you tell if a product is true brass, or brass plating? The answer is simple.

While solid brass can...

Metal Plating: Harmful to the environment and the health of Artisans

Metal Plating: Harmful to the environment and the health of Artisans

Pollution has been a problem surrounding industrial manufacturers for quite some time.

Metal finishing, specifically metal plating, is an area of the industry that has resulted in extensive research in an effort to understand and control the effects of waste on the environment.

While industry standards have made steps toward creating environmentally friendly metal finishing processes in the United States, the majority of these products are made outside of the U.S. and are therefore not held to the regulations.

Metal plating not only results in low quality products, but also results in environmental and...

The Real Sava

The Real Sava

In just a few short months our new product line will be released in the US - and we can hardly contain our excitement!

On our product page you will find an image of our first publicly released item: the SavaThe image that you see was computer generated after our team of designers carefully chose every detail of the design.

Here is an image of the official Sava. As these products are handcrafted and unique in every way - quantities are limited. For pre-order access, join our

The History of C.K. Thomas & Sons

The History of C.K. Thomas & Sons

For three generations, our family business has been empowering artisans and preserving crafts - with a specific focus on India.

And it all began with Indian lace.

At the time, Indian lace was under threat from mass manufacturers. Unlike the manufacturers, the artisans are able to create a high quality, distinctly unique, product. With the support of C.K. Thomas & Sons, we were able empower and enable the artisans to continue the craft and create a market for Indian lace in Europe and Australia.