Legacy Designs Brought Back to Life

Nikolas Kotovich Revives Family Designs at Generator

I was giving my sister, visiting from Boston, a tour of my workplace.  On this Sunday, Nik Kotovich was in the wood shop working on a fascinating project.  On any given day, someone at Generator is working on big and exciting things.  Talking to members and finding out what they are working on is by far the best part of my job. Nik Kotovich explained how he had cast and reassembled a family design of a fire tool set.

My parents started the company in the early 1970’s in NYC. My fathers family owns a large foundry in Mass, where all the products were originally designed and produced. In the late 1980’s the whole collection was licensed to a leading furniture distributor. They were acquired by a larger company in the late 1990’s and the collection has been off the market in the interim. My sister and I inherited all the designs, manufacturing equipment, and copyrights in 2015. We thought it would be a fun project as well as potentially lucrative to reintroduce the collection onto the market. We started with fireplace furnishings because there’s really no competition in terms of quality of design and materials. As of now, we are working with showrooms in Manhattan and Munich.
Nik Kotovich

Come take a tour at Generator and check out what members are working on at that time! Tours are available with our volunteer at the front desk anytime between noon and 6PM.