Artist Bios

 AN & ANGEL

Since 2004 An & Angel has been creating elegant bowls and vases of the highest quality.  A brand of innovative and functional tableware, they use state-of-the-art methods to create “luxury in the shape of a bowl.” Artis Nimanis devoted years of experimentation in his Latvian studio developing an innovative and exclusive method for combining glass and metal. His technique is a treatment of the material in a high vacuum environment where the metal is transformed into a fog and allowed to naturally settle on the glass surface, and as a final stage is burned in with plasma rays.

Winner of Red Dot’s Design Award, the Deco collection has been  praised for its innovative glass coating technique. Purchased by high-end hotels,  it is a must for the sophisticated home. 

Andina is the shared vision of three women, Caroline Elizondo, Catalina Elizondo and Celeste Bustelo.  At the core of Andina’s design aesthetic is their shared admiration for natural textiles, all things handmade and the distinct Argentinian style. In the North of Argentina, there are still some small villages of pre-Columbian cultures. These communities settled thousands of years ago on the slopes of the Pilcomayo River, maintaining a relationship of harmony and mutual respect with nature. Currently, the women of these towns make their crafts keeping the ancestral culture alive from the resources that the nature of the region provides them. The techniques and knowledge were passed between women from generation to generation. Each piece that they make is unique, weaving ties with an original culture, which brings us a legacy of respect for nature. Keeping these cultures alive, giving them value and promoting them is one of the objectives we have at ANDINA.



ANTOMOON

Antonia Rossi (left) and Valerie Donati (right), the creative forces behind Antomoon, met three years ago in Bologna, Italy. Antomoon is the intersection of France and Italy, two cultures woven together.  Each piece is unique, based on the choice of material. Embroidery, weaving, and beading techniques are overlapped to rediscover and capture the past through their jewelry pieces.  Using semi-precious stones and antique glass beads from Venetian warehouses, garments are unstitched, necklaces are disassembled and new embroidered jewelry pieces are created.  The amulet and talisman are thematically represented, preserving the magic of good luck charms and mysticism. Antomoon makes use of all materials, thread, fabric and beads to create one-of-a-kind details which cannot be reproduced.


Anne Donze and Vincent Chagnon are the artistic team behind Anvi Glass Studio.  Hailing from France, Anne Donze studied at the National School of Applied Arts of Barcelona and learned the art of glass sculpture at the Cerfav in Lorraine. Vincent Chagnon is a Canadian born artist who studied at the Espace Verre School in Montreal. Together they work in Lancrans, France, creating glass sculptures that tell stories. The major theme of their work is the notion of confinement as well as privacy.  Their paths converged in Montreal in 2010 and they have been creating and exhibiting ever since.    
 

Founded in the 1950s, Carre Royal focuses on bringing functional, simple and colorful accessories to the world. Finding inspiration in art and architecture, the designers use only the finest, most supple leathers.  Collaborating with superior tanneries and combining fabrics to create their signature collections, Carre Royal uses durable materials hand selected to become softer and more beautiful through age and use. 








CASA NATURA

Based in Marbella, southern Spain, Casa Natura is a family run business focusing on vintage industrial style fashion and home accessories. Established in 1992, by Suzy and Simon Pearson, an ex Corporate IT professional and ex-Paralympian respectively,  the two combined their passion for travel with their interest in production. Using their own design logos, they showcase the locations of the world. The Pearsons consciously work with small suppliers and village artisans - communities rich in culture and tradition. Many focus their attention on recycled material , and sustainable natural resources, an issue of primary importance for the brand.



COUSU DE FIL BLANC is a French artisanal soap company reimagining the everyday ritual of washing. Inspired by founder Carole Dichampt's background in textiles and aromatherapy, and her passion for nature, their natural soap bars combine vegetable oils and botanicals to give a purifying experience that is kind to both your body, and the environment. Exploring rituals of beauty, each soap is encased in elegant printed papers and finished with hand-stitched threads, adding a touch of TLC to your daily routine.





DUDUBAGS

Dudubags is an Italian leather bag and accessories brand that combines tradition and experience.  It is the story of a family business that began in the artisan workshops of Florence.  In the heart of the Italian leather manufacturing industry, Biagio Addario learned the art and secrets of leather working.  In 1992, his children Enrica and Paolo turned this craft into a refined collection that marries traditional leather work technique with modern sensibility.






ELENA KIHLMAN

Elena Kihlman studied Fashion and Textile Design at the Aalto University in Helsinki. While still a student, she established her first studio, designing clothing and bags for both Finnish and Italian brands. In 2005 she moved to Rome, and within a few years opened her first retail space. Elena's design aesthetic is a combination of her cosmopolitan life experiences, her Scandinavian heritage, and the manufacturing know-how and expertise that she has acquired while living in Italy. Inspiration for her work is the beauty of nature, and as such she strives to produce in an eco-conscious way to preserve the majesty of our natural world. 

 

EVOLVE

Olena Kovalchuk created her first bag to wear to a friend’s wedding.  She received so much attention for it that a spark was ignited. The name Evolve clearly delineates the company’s objective- to evolve fashion and personal style.  Olena and her team create textiles and leather goods from high quality, luxury materials. They buy stock leathers from Italy, fully using all materials and eliminating waste.  Their textiles are made of water-resistant, dense fabrics of natural composition. Evolve’s craftswomen hand-embroider Japanese and Swarovski stones and other special embellishments that give these bags an elevated design quality.




FAKUI

FAKUI legwear aims to revolutionize the conception of what your legs look best in! Versatile, artistic, colorful, dressy and FUN, FAKUI socks give your look that added “fashionista” vibe. Worn with jeans - or paired with something more formal for evening - FAKUI legwear will inspire you to push your fashion conventions to the next level. FAKUI is committed to using recycled packaging and upcycled, sustainable fur, bringing the unique charm, quality and brilliance of the Japanese aesthetic and technological traditions to a global audience.





FLAMINGO EYEWARE

Flamingo Eyewear’s vision goes beyond being recognized worldwide as a brand of sunglasses. Their vision is to accessorize with creativity, innovation and identity.  In their Madrid headquarters Flamingo sunglasses take flight. From sketching new frames, designing new collections, photography and social media campaigns, everything happens on site. Globally aware and responsible, they make it their mission to create a better world by financially supporting Save the Children and YNon Plastic Mission.  Flamingo Eyewear is nonconformist, responsible, and artistic– a fashion trifecta. 

 



FLECK

FLECK is the passion project of husband and wife duo Shruti & Nishant. Founded in the Spring of 2019, and inspired by their desire to create the perfect ceramic mug for their daily chai and coffee ritual, the journey led them on a path to the finest in Indian materials and craftsmanship. With a minimalist design aesthetic underlying all their creations, they have since expanded to include metals, candles, wood and wire into their boutique collection, all staying true to their Indian heritage.





FUNDAMENTAL.BERLIN

Fundamental.Berlin was founded by Gunnar Rönsch and Stephen K Molloy who met while studying architecture at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. In 2011, they began producing furniture and home accents and their design studio was born. They are driven by their fascination with the mathematics of nature, looking at the patterns, forms and phenomenon that occur in the natural world. Having worked in London, Berlin and Los Angeles, they use their global influence to experiment with natural materials such as European oak, Douglas Fir, and pure sheet metals. 

 



GAZUR STUDIO


Israelis Shahar and Noam are the creative team behind Gazur Studio, based in Berlin. The company was founded ten years ago, when they decided to quit their jobs and travel to India. Upon returning to Tel Aviv, after having met so many artisans, they decided to make use of their background in textile design to create proto-types using leather and material off-cuts, minimizing industry waste. Within six months, they collected leather scraps and introduced their first collection.  They found their base in Berlin and expanded to include rich textiles from Portugal and Italy.  They promote environmentally friendly and eco-consciousness and draw inspiration from their urban lifestyle.



HADAS SHAHAM CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY

A graduate of the Shenkar Art Institute of Tel Aviv, Hadas studied jewelry design including silversmithing and hand-crafting techniques. She introduced her brand in 2003, inspired by the art within geometric shapes and bold materials.  All pieces are completely handcrafted using a combination of silver, gold, cement and cotton string.  Clean and contemporary, Hadas uses cubic shapes and linear designs to create looks that are minimalist and feminine.






HÜBSCH

Hubsch was founded in 2010 by Flemming Hussak, Jannie Kruger and Daniel Henriksen.  With a keen focus on fine design and a passion for interiors, the trio built a remarkable design company which has become one of Scandinavia's leading home interior brands. Hubsch combines effortless Scandi style, with the finest materials and quality… and their own special ingredient - HAPPINESS. In the words of its fabulous founders, Hubsch is “where happiness lives.” 





JAMIDA

Jamida (pronounced Ya-mee-da) was established in 2014 by Joakim Sohlberg on the picturesque Swedish island of Öland. With years of experience working in the Scandinavian homeware industry, Joakim set out to create beautiful and practical products using top quality materials. Asta Barrington, designer of the word tray collection, lives and works in Bath, southwest of England. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal College of Art, Asta creates patterns for interior products.





KLASSE 14

Founded in 2014 and based out of Hong Kong,  KLASSE14 was born in the image of contradiction. The brand is intended to be impactful and purposeful with watches and jewelry that are intricately crafted to be unassuming, yet extraordinary.  Inspired by the beauty of paradox, Klasse 14 encourages anyone to dare and express their true, complex selves. It is forward fashion that is out of the box, and unconventional… KLASSE14 – for the #OrdinarilyUnique.





LINDASIETO

LINDASIETO is a contemporary bag label founded in Budapest in 2010. After studies at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, and Danmarks Designskole, Copenhagen, Linda decided to establish her own bag label. Known for its signature slashed clutches and layered, structured shoulder bags, each piece is carefully made by skilled local artisans using high quality Italian leathers or innovative and plant-based alternative materials. LINDASIETO designs strive to juxtapose the delicate with the raw, representing the simultaneous presence of conflicting ideas and inspired by human traits. Her collections have been featured in magazines like Collezioni Accessori, ELLE Hungary, Marie Claire Hungary, Design-Milk, WeAr Magazine, Collezioni Russia, ELLE India, Vogue.it  


THE LOLLIPOP FACTORY

Born in Mexico, Laila Valenzuela is a chef de cuisine by training. Four years ago, driven by her creative energy and natural flair for art and design she pivoted into the exciting world of interiors, where she enjoyed a fulfilling and successful career. As her signature “piece de resistance”, Laila would create and place a Lollipop objet in each home she worked on. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Seeing this Laila, and her husband, Guillermo, pivoted once again. They are now exclusively focused on their art, creating masterful candy-inspired sculptures that enliven any home with color, humor, and of course, nostalgia.




LOOM WEAVING

Armenian knitwear designer Inga Manukyan and her sister Elen founded LOOM Weaving in 2014.  By combining traditional Armenian knitting techniques with contemporary fashion trends, LOOM’s beautifully designed knitwear is bold, stylish and fashion-forward. Using a  mixture of intarsia natural yarns, LOOM Weaving is committed to sustainability and ethical practices. Inspiration comes from centuries old rug weaving techniques. This handmade, artisanal collection highlights vibrant colors, crafty patchwork, crochet, braids and macrame details. 






This Georgian label launched in 2017 at Tbilisi Fashion Week and has been featured in Tokyo, Milan, Paris and New York showrooms. MAMY bags are hand woven using natural materials. Marrying the femininity of knit cottons and silks with the architectural handles of wood or plexiglass, MAMY bags are innovative and sophisticated. Creative director Ana Iaseshvili brings us a colorful world of one-of-a-kind wearable art made from sustainable, environmentally friendly fabrics.




 
MARIA LA ROSA

 
Born in Sicily, living and working in Milan, Maria La Rosa has always been interested in every art form, starting her fashion career disassembling and reassembling old sweaters.  For more than a decade, she has been joined by her two daughters, Alice and Lisa, who contribute to the evolution of the brand.  A family business, collections continue to expand to loom weaving, knitting, macrame, crochet and embroidery.  Each piece is worked on by hand with slow, deliberate craftsmanship. Maria La Rosa’s creations have been showcased by famous ateliers, including Moschino, Trussardi, Donna Karan, Proenza Schouler, Vera Wang, Luisa Beccaria, Alviero Martini, Blumarine, Betty Jackson, Alexander Wang, Mulberry, Col Angelo, Halston, Tibi and Louis Vuitton. Frequently published in International fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Vanity Fair, her pieces are coveted by celebrities and princesses alike. 



Jean-Baptiste Michel created Miravidi Bijoux in 2000. Using his interiors and architectural background, Michel chooses clean design and contemporary lines in his works.  “Miravidi” loosely translated from the Latin, means wonderment. Michel uses resin glass, polycarbonate, and Swarovski crystals to show transparency and the movement of light in his modern design.  Miravidi has boutiques in Paris, Biarritz and Antibes.  His pieces have been featured in a myriad of design publications including Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Femme Actuelle.  His designs have been worn on celebrities, royalty and heads of state.





MYCHA IBIZA

Inspired by the beautiful beaches and lifestyle of Ibiza, Mycha Ibiza strives to invoke that beauty and quality in their expansive collection of beach towels, canvas bags and home accessories. Mycha Ibiza products are handmade, sustainable and made to last. The company focuses on stylish design coupled with practical function… seen through the thoughtful inclusion of safety compartments sewn into each towel - not to mention the gorgeous string bag included with the towels.






NIMA DESIGNS

NIMA was founded by siblings, Theodata and Yorgos. Based in Xanthi, Greece, the duo grew up surrounded by their grandmother’s threads, ropes, needles and hand-knit goods. With a fine appreciation for the past and an eye toward the future, Theodata and Yorgos create pieces that are inspired by the natural landscape around them.  They work out of their home studio weaving, wrapping, and crocheting with the highest quality thread and rope. NIMA strives to deliver design aesthetics that are unique to each piece they lovingly create. 






PEPER HAROW


Founded in 2013, Peper Harow is a British brand producing the highest quality socks and other luxury gifts. Turning fashion accessories into fashion necessities, their socks are made from the finest cotton. Their designs are unique, colorful and the perfect compliment to the lifestyle of the modern man. All socks are created using state-of-the-art knitting technologies.  All yarns are specially dyed to provide unique hues bespoke to the brand. Their name, Peper Harow, comes from a Parish of the same name in Surrey which boasts a cricket heritage dating back to 1727. These deep British roots inspire their design and creative identity.  




PERLE d'ARTE
Perle d’Arte
is an artisanal glass and crystal workshop located in the Province of Treviso in the Italian region of Veneto, which is located 25 kilometers Northeast of Venice. Specializing in the ancient tradition of Murano glass blowing and decorating, Perle d’Arte creates masterful stemware, vases and bowls which are expertly molded, cut, and hand painted. Their functional works of art are meant to be used and enjoyed for generations to come.

PINK STORIES is the creative brainchild of husband and wife Dominikus and Diana Brettner. It was conceived in 2017 while on a family vacation through South America. Totally in love with color, Diana and Dominikus design and make their dip dye candles using neon touches. All of their products use sustainable materials and are regionally sourced in the beautiful foothills of the Bavarian Alps. 
 




POPPIN PILLS

Heather Rowe hails from California and began creating resin art two years ago. As a painter and creator of other forms of art, she began to express herself through the use of color resin.  Each resin pill is custom made and no two are exactly alike.  Her use of gradient colors, glitter and designs within allow for unique pieces tailored to her clients. Her “happy pills” are intended to make us smile!







ROUSSIN

The Roussin brand was created in 2014. Since 2016, Roussin has been a permanent resident of Ukrainian Fashion Week. Creative Director and Co-owner, Sofiia Rusynovych is driven by sustainable fashion materials and employs a no-waste technology to create her pieces.  Using painting, dyeing and other techniques, she is able to use every fabric remnant. Each collection is characterized by innovation, and the use of reflective elements for the road invoking a street/sporty look.





STUDIO JULIA ATLAS

Julia Atlas began her career as an architect but committed to her art full-time in 2017.  From Cape Town, South Africa, Julia combines her Turkish and African heritage in her art.  Her “Study of Peace Collection”, featured here, takes the shape of objet d’art using rare and artful, antique beads from West Africa. Her materials are one-of-a-kind finds and each piece is unique. Julia’s work has been featured in galleries in Paris and New York. 








SYLVAIN LE HEN

Sylvain Le Hen’s rise to fame as an artistic hair stylist began in the late 1990’s. His amazing talent was soon seen on the world’s runways for the likes of Dior, Chanel, Gaultier and Hermes. In 2003, he launched his hair accessories label. With comfort, sophistication, elegance and fine materials at the core, his collection of high-end barrettes and hair pins offer comfort, versatility and ease of wear. This collection is truly jewelry for the hair.






TASSYL

Tassyl was founded in 2018 by Denise Varkel when she decided to turn a lifelong passion into a business. Custom pieces made for friends and family began attracting attention and the brand was officially launched. Tassyl is the personification of the love Denise has for her work and the time, quality and detail that goes into every handmade piece.  Her company mantra is “get your stack on.  And remember, as in life, it all starts with one bead…”





Born out of an African heritage with a deep love for everything African and the Middle East, Thabang is an African Sotho word meaning “to be happy”. Esi is a word evoking energy and joy. The creators behind Thabang Esi both have Southern African heritage, and a love for the artifacts of Northern Africa, as well as a deep respect for the elegance of Eastern European fine design. Combining their roots and individual talents in beading, weaving and a naturally sophisticated flair, they have created a beautiful collection of jewelry which varies in style and design. 




TOBMARC


Alice Duerr-Mburu founded Tobmarc in 2019. Born and raised in Kenya, Alice grew up in a small village where both men and women passionately made and traded traditional, handcrafted wares. In her early 20’s, Alice immigrated to Canada, studied International Development, and focused her attention on empowering African artisans. Alice’s beautiful designs are deeply connected to her Kenyan heritage, and specifically the people, landscape and culture that informed her young life. Ethically sourced materials are woven by local Kenyan artisans, who are carefully selected and masters at their craft. The result speaks for itself!





WELL KEPT

Over two billion plastic razors are disposed of every year in the United States alone. Well Kept Vancouver was founded to help remedy that statistic. Launched with a single brass safety razor, over time, they have grown to offer a holistic range of essentials that elevate the day-to-day, turning routine into ritual. These essentials are simple, beautiful, and designed to create time and space when used. They’re high-quality, long-lasting, and made with as little impact on the earth as possible.






Zero15 is the artful accessories company based in Biella, Italy, just a stone’s throw away from Milan, the epicenter of Italian fashion. Founded 20 years ago and steeped in history, with an eye to the future, Zero15 creates beautiful scarves made from luxurious cashmeres, linens and silk blends. Presented in both a muted and vibrant palette, they offer versatility and elegant style.