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History of the Badge Company

The 28-year-old goldsmith Roman Tavast founded his badge company from scratch. His eye for outstanding details made him one of the most esteemed badge manufacturers of 1923 and decades to come.

Roman Tavast - the badge manufacturer - 1935

He began by accepting commissions in a tiny room. Since then, Tavast’s singular sense of style and high level of artistry have always accompanied his work and that of the best badge makers who continue his work today. When all kinds of new organisations were springing to life in the buzzing 1920s, Tavast’s company became the proud provider of their corporate jewellery. He became the master of forging love and recognition into visible form.

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In a couple of legendary years, Tavast’s distinctive style had landed his badge company international fame and recognition. In the following successful years, the goldsmith’s unrelenting strive towards the best possible quality helped his company grow into a team of 70 visionaries.


Internationally, recognition came in the 1937 Paris World Fair (Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne). A bronze medal was awarded for the metal art display of Roman Tavast.

Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne

Roman Tavast’s son re-established the badge company in 1993. Since then, the work of our talented badge makers is yet again known by the name of the company’s founder. Tavast continues to manufacture custom lapel pins and bespoke corporate jewellery demanding the most intricate skills and craftsmanship.

Thus, the skills of the visionary badge maker keep on living in every piece of work Tavast creates. During the last century, the masters gathered inspiration and knowledge from all across Europe. Now you can reap the benefit.


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