IDA TJEKNAVORIAN-SCHLOSSBERG, is the founder, owner and president of this unique company. She has created “The hottest holiday table-top decorations”. Her designs can be found in the most elegant stores and ultimately in the finest homes. Today, retailers call the exclusive decorations from Salzburg Creations, “the creme de la creme” of table-top and trim-a-tree. The exquisite handwork along with their magical presentation have made Salzburg Creations a leading company in the arena, with virtually no competition.
Ida was born to Armenian parents in Iran and was raised in Vienna, Austria. Ida grew up in a very special environment. Her brother Loris, is a composer and conductor and studied in Academy of Music In Vienna with Carl Orff. Ida remembers her childhood spent with his presence and Loris’s classmates Zubin Mehta and Christa Ludwig. Her sister Atchuk, now retired, was one of the highest ranking diplomats in the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Vienna, Austria. Ida immigrated to the United States of America at the age of 17 to further her academic studies in mathematics. In her career as an economist for the Pahlavi foundation, Ida lived in New Orleans for 8 years and was directly responsible for the 1st tower built in the foot of the Canal Street in New Orleans The "Canal Place". As a sign of her major role in the creation of this project, her signature was inscribed in marble Plaque on the roof of the building.
In the 28 years since Salzburg Creations, Inc. began, Ida has paid very close attention to what her American and English clients have requested for their patrons. She has been further inspired by her daughter since she was a youngster. Anoush, is a graduate of Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service. She was a Fulbright Fellow teaching and doing research in Vienna, Austria and has graduated with her Masters degree from Harvard University. Now a partner in Salzburg Creations since 2013 and has positively moved the company to a higher level.
For the past 28 years Ida Tjeknavorian-Schlossberg has been extremely fortunate to work exclusively with very up scale clients from around the world. Her products can be found in Japan, Europe and all over the United States of America. During this time, Ida has worked with many loyal clients including Isetan, Aki International, Fortnum and Mason, Harod's, Asprey of London, Thomas Goode, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Martha Stewart, Gorsuch, Gumps, Barney’s New York, Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, Caswell-Massey and many high end table top and gift stores.
In 1992, Salzburg Creations received the sole rights to produce and market the famous Vienna Bronzes, which were founded in 1850 in Vienna, Austria.
In 1998, Ida received the exclusive license to produce eleven pieces of Vienna Bronzes as a limited edition of 200 sets to commemorate Walt Disney’s Fantasia 2000.
There were seven segments to the movie and Salzburg Creations produced Noah’s Ark and characters which accompanied Pomp and Circumstance. Three other well known companies were involved with the Fantasia project; Cartier, Stueben and Royal Daulton.
In 1995 Ms. Tjeknavorian-Schlossberg took her love of Austrian design further by using the Austrian Secession period as her inspiration. She incorporated many works of art from this period into the designs of her hand made woolen area rugs. These area rugs and carpets became an instant success as well.