The Inspiration for 1 Atelier
1 Atelier is the premier custom luxury brand, born in New York City and founded by a team of design veterans and seasoned entrepreneurs. The idea for 1 Atelier is simple: We want to bring the joy and fun back into luxury, elevating and celebrating the individual.
With 1 Atelier, you’ll have the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind, luxury accessory from start to finish. You’ll be supported along the way with our years of design expertise, choices of exquisite materials and access to impeccable craftsmanship. 1 Atelier elevates what makes each of us original.
We want you to be able to confidently create a piece that is truly one-of-a-kind and uniquely personalized to your life. When you create your bespoke 1 Atelier bag, you are perfectly pairing your style and our designs. Your 1 Atelier creation will be made handmade by seasoned craftspeople in our NYC atelier, using our selection of the finest leathers, fabrics and hardware in the world.
Meet the Founders
With over fifty years of combined experience in the luxury leather goods space, the co-founders of 1 Atelier bring an unparalleled level of expertise, industry respect and passion to the brand. Creative force and designer Frank Zambrelli has created the best shapes for you to choose from, based on years of top luxury design, exacting standards and an unerring commitment to craftsmanship. Master Craftsman Anthony Luciano is not only a well-respected handbag designer, but also one of the few remaining bespoke handbag craftsman in the United States. CEO Stephanie Sarka is a seasoned entrepreneur with deep experience in building businesses and brands, being actively engaged in NYC’s exciting startup community.