DAVINCI is the happy and successful fruition of the determination to create a custom furniture and design house where every piece produced is made-to-order, precisely suiting each client’s vision. DAVINCI is that adventure and success. It’s also the partnership of Tomas and Eric’s sophisticated yet simple design aesthetic and their enthusiasm for helping clients large and small, boardroom to living room, realize their own design dreams. DAVINCI is a Minority Business Enterprise where everything is made in the USA.
Tomas Newsom was a designer before he even knew it. He always helped his mother decorate their homes. In fact, his mother always deferred to his taste and style—meticulous, yet innovative and unexpected. After graduating from the University of New Mexico as journalism major and business minor, Tomas moved to Los Angeles, where he quickly realized that the world beyond his immediate family valued his design aesthetic too. For seven years, Tomas worked for a major furniture design and manufacturing company which also represented companies that manufactured lighting, accessories and store fixtures for the commercial visual display world. Soon enough, Tomas was overseeing the entire company, with annual sales of $5 – $7 million and spearheading huge national roll-outs for nationally recognized department stores. Armed with his success in the big business world, Tomas felt the pull to return to his roots— to help design not only for robust businesses, but also for small living rooms like his mother’s.
Eric Turic was raised in Oklahoma and Arkansas. He was born an artist and grew up performing in school plays, local little theaters, singing in choir and loved playing his saxophone in the high school band, as well as Jazz band. When Eric went off to college, he couldn’t leave his artistic self behind. He successfully applied and received a partial theatre scholarship which enabled him to study and perform in productions while getting his undergraduate degree. Upon receiving his Psychology degree with a minor in Anthropology, Eric moved on to New Mexico. There, he spent five years in the invaluable trenches as a marketing manager. He then moved on to oversee the fiscal aspects of the very same design and manufacturing company where Tomas worked. Eric was enamored with Tomas’ approach— encouraging and bringing out the best of each client’s tastes and desires. Like Tomas, Eric was empowered by his experience. He was eager to create his own opportunity for adventure, success and creativity.