© Horst Dockal, next shot photography
Thomas Petz took over the economic and creative helm of the Petz Hornmanufaktur – founded in 1862 – from his grandparents in September 2008. He learned his craft from his grandfather, the last master of the Viennese guild of horn producers. Thomas Petz has continued the traditional methods of processing horn ever since, but uses them adeptly for modern products. The family-run operation covers a great range – from decorative pieces like chains, bracelets, and earrings to designs for table culture and high-quality horn combs – and everything is produced personally by the hand of Thomas Petz. In November 2016, the horn manufactory opened its first store in Graz.