Artist Bios

ÁCRATA

Ácrata handbags are woven using ancient techniques and quality fine materials. The company artfully combines modern pattern construction and architecture with artisan traditions and craftsmanship. The result is an original distinctive product that marries the past with the future.  The brand seeks utility, wearability and beauty. It is wearable art and has been featured in editorials including Elle Spain. Each collection has been designed to transmit the past that shapes it.  







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.    
 


beVIVID, located in Frankfurt, Germany, is the creator of the perfect bottle: light, beautifully designed, natural and pollutant-free. Founded by Lisa Heidan, a wellness and hydration advocate, they were inspired by Lisa’s years living in China and Chinese water drinking rituals. Upon returning to her native Germany, in 2016, her dream became a reality and beVIVID was born. Her collection of water bottles help the woman on-the-go look stylish and stay quenched.






CARRE ROYAL

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.




CASALTO


Casalto was created in 2017 in Brussels by architect Eric Willemart. It was born out of a childhood dream for the love of beautiful materials and stacking games. Each of Willemart’s collections are named for cities around the world and are intended to transport you to a world where imagination meets travel.  From furniture to lighting to tabletop, each accessory is made from a combination of precious materials.  The candle holders capture his love of stacking and can be used in a variety of different and fun ways. 



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.






CUISIVIN

Cuisivin, based out of Ontario, Canada, offers unique and innovative wine and bar accessories.  Established in 1995, Cuisivin prides itself on the gourmet gastronomic experience.  Thus, the company name was born. Partnering with award winning fine European crystal producers, Cuisivin is all about distinction and fine lifestyle products.

 







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. 





ENKI

Jesse Walker founded ENKI in Sydney, Australia, in 2011; he is the creative director and photographer behind the labels iconic imagery, which has lifted ENKI to global cult status, earned literally of blood, sweat and tears. With exotic African tribes and famous naked models wearing his sunglasses all around the globe, ENKI captures your imagination and draws you into a world of wild photoshoots, tribal intrigue, magic, mysticism and culture. ENKI is about transcendence. It’s about awakening into the profound reality of magic.





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.






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.




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  



LINENBAGS STUDIO

Founded by Oxana Kernitskaya in 2021, Linenbags Studio grew out of a love for sewing.  Her passion for this lost art was instilled in her by her grandmother and mother.  Three generations of sewers bonded together by this craft, Oxana learned at a very young age to create her own clothes and household accessories.  The beautiful tradition of sewing and creating continues, as she is currently teaching her daughter to sew. Recently featured in Vogue magazine, her puffer scarves are fun, artful, and right on point (and trend!). 






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.






Minimum Design is an independent design studio based in the west coast of France, with a focus on creating modern and unique home accessories and using sustainable techniques and materials. Each item is made on demand in-house to minimize waste, and highlights the company’s commitment to protecting our planet’s precious resources. 3D printing is employed in the production studio, which allows for precise and intricate detailing of the gorgeous items which are made from Bio plastic (obtained from Cornstarch) and recycled woods in various colors.

 

MIRAVIDI

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.





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. 






NOXU DESIGN

Noxu Design draws upon classic Japanese ideas in its contemporary and modern works to produce a clear, strong style that ranges from simple design to geometrics and bright colors. Noxu Design is the essence of East and West making it a truly global design house for modern yet minimalist, cutting edge creations. The Maroyaka Vase is no different. A home décor centrepiece with limitless possibilities. Designed by Maria Campos, Chief Innovation Lead, the conceptual idea behind the vase is the fusion of the finite and the infinite. 





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.  

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. 

 



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.







SHARON BRUNSHER

Since launching in 2004, the Sharon Brunsher brand of  elegant home and fashion accessories has become synonymous with the chic design style of Tel Aviv, Israel. Brunsher’s approach to design, for both the home and wardrobe, is motivated by her desire to create environments that promote well-being and peaceful tranquility. With the art of purposeful design in mind, and a conscious editing of the items we choose to surround ourselves with, and the clothing we choose to define our own personal style, Sharon Brunsher offers a collection that is driven by beauty and rooted in history.
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!





YOD AND CO.

Yod Suntanaphan, the dynamic founder of Yod and Co, was educated in Bangkok before travelling to the UK to pursue his passion for art and design at University of the Arts, London, and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, also UK based. With 15 years of immersion in the home design arena, Yod and Co aims to make everyday life a little more enjoyable through design functionality and simplicity. Using colors, material and finishes, it strives to inspire. From Thailand and the UK, Yod Suntanaphan and his team speak a design language that is not confined to a singular style.





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.