A History of Tradition, Quality and Design
Founded in 1976, ST. James was born with the belief that the home is the most important place in people’s lives. We see the home as our sanctuary, our little island of comfort and well- being to shield us from the noise and stress of the outside world. We also strongly believe in the power of beauty to elevate our spirits, warm our hearts and help us lead a healthier, happier life. As such, our mission has always been to help make the home an ever-pleasant environment, where we can be surrounded by beauty and meaning everywhere we look. We do so by making beautiful, high quality, handcrafted design objects to entertain and decorate the home, always with a human touch. Breaking the Brazilian aesthetic standards of that time, St. James was a pioneer in the manufacturing of pieces with modern styles and clean lines. In less than 2 years, we were already selling our products overseas, to customers in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.Ever present in our DNA, the combination between craftsmanship, quality and design helped St. James become a reference in luxury products for the home. We favor the talent and mastery of the people behind each product, through the balance between material, design and the technique of the craftsmen who work the metal. Innovation is also an integral part of St. James’s history in its many manifestations, be it through design, the combinations of materials, the multifunctionality of the pieces, the unusual metal finishes and partnerships that transcend the universe of home accessories. Our main vehicle, silver, has great symbolic power. It’s a material with a life cycle longer than most and that bridges the past – tradition, history – and the future, for its durability and the timeless design of the products.
For us, the times we live in have highlighted the importance of the home and family and being surrounded by less clutter and more meaning. In a world where most things are meant to be disposable, our products offer a different approach, giving those who own them, the right to believe they will last forever.
In our factory in São Paulo, the metal gains shape through the careful work of skilled craftsmen, who give life to unique products, made by the hands of people who are passionate about the craft. The St. James quality comes from the selection of the best raw materials, the care that is put into the making of every piece, in every detail, in the silver plating. The result is a product that is better, more beautiful, more resistant, more delicate-looking, yet more robust. These are the great attributes of the St. James quality.
THE SILVER PLATE
Our plating process uses German technology, with the application of hardened, pre- brightened silver, which guarantees greater durability and easier maintenance.
DETAILS THAT MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE
Our impeccable polishing leaves surfaces smooth and shiny like mirrors. Our applied borders make pieces more beautiful and stronger. Our finishing hides soldering marks and smoothens out corners and edges. The difference lies in the details!