OUR STORY “We celebrate being human.”
TESMAK was officially established in 2014 as the result of most basic human instinctive need: curiosity. It was all started when Vicky as the founder draw irresistible attention in collecting eyewear and other unique product. His idea is to develop a product with a very rare material which is wood. Combined with his interest in eyewear with a help from his first craft man began the experiment in creating wooden eyewear. The very first prototype of TESMAK was made from wood waste of a home based drum instrument factory near his house.
After Vicky met mas Butet (an artist and actor from Jogjakarta that have passion in wood products), they built a small workshop and several craft man were recruited. The unique thing is everything crafted using hands, a total handmade.
In short, “Tangan Eskalasi Mahakarsa” is called TESMAK – an ancient word for eyewear. Derived from Bahasa, “Tangan Eskalasi Mahakarsa” means a hand that strengthen one’s desire. All of TESMAK products was built from nature and living things, it speaks grandeur in this view of life. Every creation supposed to be treated as living being, a subject rather than an object.
Every pair of TESMAK eyewear have different colour since there’s no painting process involved. The point is we would like to highlight the natural colour of wood material. We also did a long time research on every pair to test the endurance of the product and make it more reliable.