A HOPELESS CHAOS INTO AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE
Everyone at some point in time has had the experience of holding something precious to their heart, not wanting to let go no matter what. I experienced this feeling when I was a little boy. The story starts when I was playing with my Swiss army knife and I wanted to clean it, so I put it in boiling water for a few minutes. To my surprise all the plastic melted. Extremely disappointed with what happened, I ran to my father showing him what I had done, and as a creative architect & artist, he took the knife, found a beautiful piece of rich walnut in the house, carved it out in the shape of a Swiss army knife cover, sanded it and oiled it to a perfect finish then assembled it to the pocket knife. I was amazed with how miraculously and seamlessly he was able to alternate a hopeless chaos into an extraordinary piece. I cherish it till this very day.
Making something with your hands has something very spiritual and meditative to it. Especially when you are doing a repetitive task, it's like your brain is in a special zone where you can create and have a soul building experience at the same time.
I have always envisioned MontCai to be a maker of desired pieces; pieces that people will love to wear and collect. Statement pieces that open up discussions between strangers at the same time keeping a simple and streamlined design. Not a piece that someone would buy to show off their wealth but a piece that someone would buy because they loved it, the craftsmanship would be obvious. We Also want to have a strong social impact, the success of our brand needs to stretch out and help those who are less fortunate.