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Arthur Court Designs creates elegant serveware and decorative accessories inspired by nature.

Arthur Court Designs creates elegant serveware and decorative accessories inspired by nature. With over five hundred unique designs, excellent quality, and outstanding customer service, Arthur Court has long been the leader in the alternative metal category.

Arthur and Elena Court live what they describe as a "simple, quiet life" in the San Francisco Bay Area that would tax the energies of most people ­ running a successful company, designing its products, contributing their time and effort to a long list of conservation and wildlife causes, and traveling the world to attend work-related events as well as in pursuit of the minerals and artifacts they passionately collect.

Raised on a farm in Minnesota, Arthur spent eighteen years following his WWII Naval service working for design and decorating firms in San Francisco. He opened his own business in 1966 and enjoyed worldwide success with custom mountings of his own vast mineral collection. During succeeding decades he traveled the globe in search of exotic specimens created by both nature and man, taking a greater and greater hand in designing the products he presented to his customers. He is best known for the marvelous, intricate aluminum creations that form the large part of the Courts' business today.

Elena Orsini-Court is a native San Franciscan. She studied Oriental art history and modern art and has contributed to the public awareness of art, as a corporate art consultant and a curator for public art exhibitions. Currently, Elena serves as director of the product development and president of Arthur Court Designs ®.

The Arthur and Elena Court Nature Watch Conservancy © supports worldwide wilderness protection organizations, some with a tight focus upon the preservation of a single species, some which encompass education, research and care for species and other organizations protecting entire ecosystems.

A portion of all sales of Arthur Court Designs ® products will fund wildlife preservation and protection as well as environmental research and education. The Board of Directors governs distribution of these resources. As the Conservancy grows, the projects will expand, allowing Arthur and Elena Court to continue to preserve the beauty of our world.


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