This workshop of furniture and upholstery called “Mobila si Tapiţerie” is right on the Ion Mihalache Bvd. Mrs Oana is the one who has greeted with a firendly smile the clients in the past 20 years. The trade is arduous that is why you need to know team work, otherwise hammers hit thumbs not nails. The workshop has all age groups clients, but Mrs Oane would like if more young people would consider this kraft as a job.
In the long history of the Coltei street, many shopes have opened and closed down here, the street being a prefered place for trading for the craftsmen of the time. Besides the remaining furrieries, here we can find the tailor shop of Mr. Vasile. Highly-ranked tailor with a vast experience, he analizes with curious eyes the tailoring of the clothes worm by the customers that step into his workshop.
The tailor shop Artim is located door to door with another Artim tailor shop. When the numer of order was bigger, the tailor shops used to be more specialised. But now the tailor working here receive both any kingd of orders, the client being left with the decision which one to choose, the quality of the servicies being the same.
Artim Tailor Shop has moved here in Crângaşi after having for many years the address on Ion Mihalache Bvd, where one can still see hanged on the wall the beautiful burgundy volumetric letters of the frontispiece. The team of the workshop has remained the same and is rady to welcome new customers. Both women and men touch ups, both not so ordinary and day to day touch ups are all done at time and thouroughly.
Mr. Vasile is not satisfied with doing only one job, for this reason he does universal repairs for leather jackets, which he also paints in case they lost their charm. He changes zips, staples, buttons, adjusts jeans and trousers. Hiw workshop doesn’t have a street sign and because of this it can seem closed, but his door is most of the times open.
At the main entrance, on the left, in the SIR Complex, works Mr. Moldovan, a watchmaker from the 70s. Mr. Moldovan knows very well the system of trades, during the communist period, he went through all the stages of specialization, working both in the village and in the city.
Right across Hanul Berarilor, very close to Natiunile Unite Sqare, in a building that seems from long ago each morning is sitting in the doorway Mr Oscar, a leather worker doing this job over 60 years now. Together with his cat, the kraftman speaks dearly about his kraft that was passed on from his father that has worked in the same shop. Here the cat goes meaw while the Mr Oscar works at a leather wallet or some leather belt.