Patrick Mavros is a luxury African brand founded by Patrick Mavros, a fourth generation Zimbabwean.
It was founded in 1980 when Patrick Mavros fell ill, and while he was incapacitated he started carving earrings for his wife. These earrings were then admired by friends, and so more earrings were created. The business gradually became bigger and bigger. In the early stages of the company, most of the pieces Patrick crafted were one-off. However, with growing demand Patrick soon adopted the art of lost-wax casting. This is where a mould is only used once. It allows the crafter to keep every detail of the original, as well as keeping every item hand made. Silver is the Mavros material of choice.
Patrick’s four sons: Alexander, Forbes, Patrick Junior, and Benjamin, have since become involved, making it a family run business. They craft pieces such as men’s and lady’s jewellery, home pieces like napkin rings, paper weights, place card holders, silver sculptures, pent pots and candelabra etc.
Most of the designs incorporate the Mavros’s love for wildlife and nature, with them often drawing on animals that are native to Zimbabwe.
The brand’s primary store is located in London, and they have further locations in Nairobi, Kenya, and also an atelier store in Mauritius. It is still producing luxury silver goods today.