A master craftsman, Engineer, and Artist that fused old-world art with the newest technology to make dreams come true…
Teobaldo Fabregas, learned his craft while growing up in Cuba and helping his father in the family carpentry shop. He made bongos and tumbadoras and sold them to foreigners for extra money. Like many stories we have all heard, he left Cuba on a 15’ boat and the adventure began. Landing in the United States in 1994, chasing the “American Dream” and working job to job to make ends meet. When the recession hit, he found himself sitting at his breakfast table in desperation and with tears in his eyes. That was the day that his passion, Madame Butterfly Carriage was born.
Madame Butterfly Carriage is a magical piece of artistic harmony blended with the latest technological enhancements. It began with sketches and scaled models, some hand-drawn renderings, hand-cut templates, and a lot of heart and passion. Teo took three years and many hours of prototypes to perfect the hand-crafted carriage which would ultimately fuse old-world carpentry with the latest technology. He chose to name it “Madame Butterfly Carriage” because of the numerous details throughout the entire carriage. There are two hand-carved butterflies in front of the carriage that seem like they are pulling the entire unit. There are six subtly lighted butterflies each carrying a peace and protection veil that serve as night lighting as well.
The front seat resembles two loving swans, the entire ceiling is constructed as if the stems were flowing out of flower petals and the drop-down crib door becomes a step for her and her friends to climb in and out. The carriage is made of cherry and maple wood and is completely multi-functional. The ball of the carriage serves as a crib when your princess is born which cradles and rotates. Even the tail of the carriage has a function; it drops down into a child’s changing table.
When in the toddler phase, the mattress can be removed and a “Tea for Two” table pops up and two sophisticated children’s chairs are added to the ball. It can also be maneuvered via a control remote.
The wheels of the carriage have butterflies with carved letters that spell out “princess” or can be customized with your daughter’s name and the fabrics throughout are sent to the artist by the client to match the room’s décor. Since the carriage has a protective sealant, it can be rolled out to a covered terrace and become a play yard for your daughter.
Mobility of the 1300 lb. carriage is easier than you think because Teo’s magical hands built and integrated a special system that permits effortless mobility. No detail was left out as the system comes packaged in a wooden crate to match the carriage and for easy storage and transportation.
“There is no project too big for him to tackle,” says his wife Annie which has been by his side helping to make his dream a reality. “There were many people that laughed at me and thought that I was crazy when I brought them pieces and parts of the carriage to help me complete, as the upholstery and plating, but I was not going to give up,” said Teo. “Everything I do is dedicated to my father”.
Teobaldo is a master craftsman, artist, and telecommunications engineer. Above all; he is a passionate man that has been inspired by his father and supported by his family; thus being able to take his father’s craft to a totally new level.