The company was founded in 2009 by the French craftsman Herve Marcel Robert Le Devehat, a little bit later his wife Arina Slabko joined him (in the past she was a TV journalist, now she is a creative director of the workshop).
Initially it was a little workshop where they produced customized watch straps according to individual projects. Just in several years it turned to be a successful LUX brand in Russia and in Europe.
In 2012 the quality of Marcel Robert watch straps was confirmed by famous Swiss watch brands like Breguet, Piaget, Cartier. For several years already Marcel Robert has been an official manufacturer of watch straps for some of them.
Nowadays Atelier Marcel Robert is specializing in innovative technically complex products of leather – straps, superfine cases for IPhone, Ipad and others. In 2015 we received a patent for design of superfine cover for the screen on magnets with clearing function.
Marcel Robert cases are sold successfully at Re-Store shops – official partner of Apple in Russia and in Europe, and also at Sky-shop on the board of the planes of the air company Aeroflot.
Herve Marcel Robert has fulfilled his old dream and has founded a workshop of leather products with a unique quality.
Before that he has been working for 15 years for famous Swiss and French watch brands (Cartier, Vacheron Constantin, IWC, Piaget, Mont Blanc and others). Thanks to this unique experience and knowledge Herve now remembers by heart parameters of hundreds of watch models and can fulfill projects of straps that were taken out of the production in Switzerland long ago.
Now Marcel Robert team can produce a strap of any form and size of the leather of an alligator, a lizard, an ostrich or a calf, of sateen.
During first months clients came directly to the workshop, some came with interpreters as they were scared that a Frenchman speaks Russian badly and wouldn’t understand them. Hardly a year has passed and the number of clients of Herve Marcel Robert has increased to several hundreds.
«A lot of clients came for one strap but returned to order a second one, a third one. So I have found out that my business is popular and necessary! Friends, acquaintances passed information about us, we were recommended by our friends-watchmakers. So without advertising and PR technologies we have won the trust of our clients and opened our first shop in 2010 near TsUM», says Herve Marcel Robert.
In 2013 Herve’s wife Arina Slabko joined the team (in her past she was an author of documentaries at TNT channel, now she is a creative director of Marcel Robert). Together they lauched a successful project – perfect cases for Iphone with flexible cover and screen clearing function. In half a year their cases started to be sold at re-Store shops, and in a year sales on the board of the planes of the air company Aeroflot started.
In January 2015 Arina and Herve received a patent for design of flexible cover for gadget screen.
Today the workshop looks like a cosmic bureau where high-accuracy technologies are connected with the traditional leather production.
In order to get the perfect quality and the high accuracy the craftsman invented special tools for manual work. Every case is 100 % manual work in which the craftsman puts a part of his love for his work and product.
One more principle of Herve and Arina is not to economize on leather quality. We buy leather only from French plants that supply raw materials for world brands like Louis Vuitton, Hermes and others.
Not long ago the company moved to a new workshop where it is clean and clear, there are white walls, large windows, where good expensive equipment is installed. We are proud of the first real leather workshop of European level in Russia where Swiss accuracy and French quality are made to be perfect.
We work only with the best and the most expensive leather produced in France.
The craftsman chooses the leather at plants personally. The leather passes quality control and durability test, so our products will get old in a beautiful way and will not be worn till the holes appear there.
All products are made to be comfortable, functional and aesthetic. We think over every single detail.
We produce things owning which you get a feeling of deep satisfaction and self-respect.