Amidst the relentless soundtrack of Italian life — revving scooters, hissing espresso machines, animated shouts — David Reiss heard the staccato hammers of artisan craftsmen breathing life into pewter and, was smitten.
Inspired by the old soul of this distinctive material, Reiss took up the creative baton, as a Rhode Island School of Design graduate should, and ran with it to America’s most prestigious retailers. With a debut collection of 40 original designs rooted in classic European forms — MATCH was born.
Reiss’ devotion to this ‘elegant chameleon’ has nurtured, like his Mediterranean counterparts, a deep understanding of its versatile character and informed a continually evolving collection. Today, Reiss’ designs encompass traditional and modern styles, combining meticulously handcrafted pewter with fine crystal and ceramic plates, to create singular pieces collected worldwide. Understated yet luxurious, each one embodies Reiss’ firm belief that MATCH Italian pewter is an heirloom in the making.