We met Hasan Moubarki this summer. He hails from the lanes and by lanes of Fes and is the man behind our beautiful brass baubles and tea lights. He founded a cooperative over 40 years ago and now has a lot of young people (including his two sons) working under his apprenticeship. He was never big on formal education and sought comfort in the souks of Fez, learning age old techniques of brass forging from his elders. Today, he works with renowned designers and architects and is influenced by both traditional and contemporary design styles.