Arturo Fuente Luxury Collection by Manny Iriarte
Manny Iriarte offers a succinct explanation of why his stuff is so darn good – the man loves what he does, for real. He was born with an eye for art, and his formal career (after a very successful time swimming and setting records for the Cuban national team) was launched with photography back in his home of Cuba – shots of aging colonial monuments, the fading imagery of Soviet influence, and the weathered faces of the island’s tobacco men. Opportunities can be limited in Cuba, prompting many to leave to seek their destiny elsewhere. Eventually, Iriarte found his way to America and collaborations with a variety of creatives. This included ad work for Carlos Fuente, Jr., among many other cigar companies.
This relationship expanded, and Iriarte was asked to design the back of a timepiece to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Arturo Fuente cigars. This led to a second similar project and grew into projects designing other accessories, like humidors, ashtrays, lighters, and more. What Manny calls the OpusX Society is a group of high-end Fuente luxury goods that we now think of as the Arturo Fuente Luxury Collection by Manny Iriarte.
The Arturo Fuente Luxury Collection by Manny Iriarte is a remarkable journey into the heart of Fuente style and excellence. The craftsmanship of each piece is always impressive and can be expected to be impeccable. If you think we’re just gushing, get a look at these things in some close-up product images. They weren’t designed by someone who was pinching pennies – they were designed by an artist working to suit his own personal taste for striking and interesting objects (and they’ve got the price tags to match, usually).
If you’re in the market for a big-time gift for a cigar fan, especially if he/she is a Fuente lover, the Arturo Fuente Luxury Collection by Manny Iriarte is guaranteed to be one of the nicest things on their gift table. If you happen to enjoy Fuente cigars, these are also a great way to splurge on something nice for yourself.
Browsing below, you’ll find lighters that would be right at home in a tailored suit jacket, ashtrays that belong on desks of successful people, and humidors that could take a place of honor in many rooms. Made from the finest materials, crafted with care, and always conceptualized with an artists’ eye, the Arturo Fuente Luxury Collection by Manny Iriarte is several cuts above the average cigar accessory you’ll find anywhere else.
Manny is a long way from his home in Cuba, and he would have had an impressive story if he had “only” earned fame for his swimming accomplishments. Now, in his “second life,” we’re treated to the masterful artistry of a man who was born to create and design.
There’s not a bad item in the bunch.
Please browse our selection of Arturo Fuente Luxury Collection by Manny Iriarte accessories at your leisure.