Inspiring Artist Bios: Meet the Creators Behind Our Art – DUXSTYLE thingsilove203

Inspiring Artist Bios: Meet the Creators Behind Our Art

Explore Allure CA. Their niche of blending genuine scents with artistic craftsmanship for the elegant home creates a sophisticated and beautiful product. The handmade sculptural candles are crafted from natural materials including soy wax. Every candle is meticulously made in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2020 by Ella Nunes, Allure CA is based in holistic health and the power of scent to take us to far away places. Explore Allure CA. Their niche of blending genuine scents with artistic craftsmanship for the elegant home creates a sophisticated and beautiful product. The handmade sculptural candles are crafted from natural materials including soy wax. Every candle is meticulously made in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2020 by Ella Nunes, Allure CA is based in holistic health and the power of scent to take us to far away places.






 

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. 




 


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.    
 






BILLYBELT

BILLYBELT was founded by two French brothers, both passionate about creating an elegant men’s wardrobe and accessories collection which is timeless and of the finest quality. With an eye for the classic, and a reverence for history, they set about creating a sophisticated, casual collection for the modern man. Focusing on paired down, minimal design, the brothers’ unique flair for finding and combining fabrics and pattern is what sets BILLYBELT apart.





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


BONGUSTA

 Bongusta was founded in 2021. It is a family run Danish company, situated in Ebeltoft, where the water in the bay is as blue as the sky. Bongusta creates colorful quality design for the fashionista and the home decor aficionado.  Founded as a crossover between fashion and interior, it is known for its use of vivid colors, soft hues, quality materials and quirky motifs. All designs are carried out in close collaboration with skilled Indian artisans to emphasize personal style, to adorn your home and, simply, to make you smile.









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.


                                                                     
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       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.










ELISHA ABARGEL
Elisha Abargel
is an award-winning fashion designer from Tel Aviv, Israel. He’s inspired by the city’s kinetic energy, its vibrant colors, the sunlit blue skies, and the Mediterranean Sea. His designs are distinctive and reflective of his city and of himself. They are as timeless as they are contemporary. Elisha’s collections are a mix between tailored fashion and sportswear, made for the bold, vibrant and creative woman.










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.









FAZEEK

This homeware and lifestyle label from Melbourne, Australia, was founded in 2017. Fusing functionality with sculptural design, each piece in the collection draws inspiration from the hard and soft lines of modern architecture and the natural world around us. Fazeek glassware will enhance your space with a modern reimagining of everyday essentials. Fazeek… because life is too short to be boring.








                                                                                                                                                                 FLAMINGO CANDLES

The Flamingo Candles story began in 2013 out of a love for the unique, attention-seeking pink bird. The launch collection included twelve brightly-colored, super kitsch jar candles each displaying the dapper Florrie the Flamingo. Since the first collection, the range has evolved and grown to include unique, directional and personalized designs all with added sass. Every candle is designed and hand-poured by our team based in South Wales, using natural soy wax, cotton wicks and the most scrumptious fragrances. Our candles have featured in national and international press including Cosmopolitan, Stylist, Marie Claire, Fabulous, Daily Mail, InStyle Germany, Daily Mirror, The Sun, Red, New, Notebook. We’ve exhibited at key national and international consumer and trade shows including Clothes Show, Stylist Live, Tendence at Messe Frankfurt and NY Now. In November 2015 we launched a pop-up in Topshop’s flagship store at Oxford Circus, London. In April 2018 we were awarded Retailer of the Year at the Cardiff Regional Awards. Throughout our journey we’ve launched collaborations with amazing licensed brands including Frida Kahlo and Hello Kitty, with new exciting partnerships in the pipeline.
 

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. 









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.










GUNES SWIM

Gunes Swim is the brainchild of mother daughter duo, Kim and Sheree Murphy. The company was founded in 2020 with ethically minded sustainability and a desire to meet the high global demand for responsible, vegan, cruelty-free textile products. Gunes Swim works to reduce waste without sacrificing style or quality. Featured in Vogue, Teen, Vogue, Maria Claire and InStyle (to name a few), this exciting brand is making a splash!












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.” 











KAPIM

KAPIM by MM is a women-owned brand that emerged in 2018. It is the brainchild of Marta Areia and Maria Aguiar that was developed as the result of a passion for craftsmanship using mini-macrame techniques and metals. Marta is the creator and Maria is the vision behind the brand. KAPIM has evolved over the years to include mixed techniques using: knots, various metal pieces, beads and other creative materials. Selling in Lisbon, Cascais and Comporta, KAPIM is a growing brand that embraces color and graceful, feminine design.

 







KATIA ALPHA


Katia Alpha is an international jewelry designer and artist, known for her loom woven and hand crocheted pieces. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, her work is a reflection of her background in fine art.  Her delicate pieces use colorful cords and gold and silver vermeil chains to create stunning and unique bracelets.










 

LE PARMENTIER


When two brothers Rocco and Ludmilla moved from their hometown in Florence to chase their dream of launching a brand of their own, they found their way to Paris. There, worked for a number of fashion houses where they perfected their craft. Upon their eventual return to Italy, they made their dream a reality by launching Le Parmentier.  The name of their brand is a tribute to their first residence in Paris, which was situated next to Le Parmentier station on the Paris Metro Line.







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. 








 
MARIA LA ROSA

As a lover of all art forms, Maria La Rosa, based in Milan, began her fashion career up-cycling old sweaters. 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.










MAEGEN 
Maegen, pronounced may-en, is an Old English word meaning spiritual strength or power. Maegen, the company, is a coming together of strengths. Designed and developed by a close knit team passionate about beautiful products and carefully curated fragrances, the candle company was founded in 2021. Poured exclusively in the UK and made of 100% sustainable soy wax, these British fragrances from Chester have made quite a splash. 



 




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.









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.  










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!











REMEMBER
REMEMBER , founded in 1996, is a German company renowned for its innovative and vibrant home and lifestyle products. Over the years, they have gained recognition for their unique and creative designs, which often combine art with everyday functionality. REMEMBER's product range encompasses a diverse array of items, from colorful stationery and distinctive tableware to decorative home accessories, all characterized by their playful and eye-catching aesthetics. With a commitment to quality craftsmanship and a commitment to making everyday life more colorful, REMEMBER has established itself as a respected brand in the world of design and home decor since its inception in 1996.





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.










SAPONISPHERE
Founded in 2017 in the Alsace area, Saponisphere is a French artisanal soap factory. This boutique company manufactures and markets organic and vegan cold process soaps, solid shampoos and body butters. Using the ancestral method of cold saponification, par excellence, they offer the highest quality products rich in glycerin providing intense softening, purifying and moisturizing to the skin. Saponisphere offers an exclusive design making it beneficial and beautiful.








SMITTEN

German designer Silke Braun founded the Smitten brand in 2017. Smitten stands for handmade ethnic fashion accessories from around the world. In conjunction with crafters and artisans in Peru, she produces beautiful belts and accessories with an eye for detail and a love of color. Whether colorful floral motifs, graphic patterns, embroidery with sequins and decorative stones, or a casual mix of ethnic patterns — the handicrafts are passed on from generation to generation in the artisan groups and all creative collaboration is done on site.







From the husband and wife team, Ohad and Yifat, comes the beautiful Studio Spirali. With extensive experience in jewelry making, they met while working in a jewelry factory. Following their shared love for creation, they connected, got married, and have two children. Approximately 12 years ago, they opened a small studio in their home in Rosh Pina, Israel, and began creating their own collection. Entirely handmade from fine silver 999 premium gold-filled wires, their pieces are truly unique, using techniques and designs developed by Ohad.  






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…”









WXY

WXY. was created by Rebecca Daniel.  With over 17 years of experience in the home fragrance industry, Rebecca desired to make a cleaner, better and fairer product range. All WXY. products are made in the UK using 100% plant based wax, luxury fragrances and recyclable and reusable materials. They pride themselves on cultivated relationships with amazing pourers, perfumers and wick makers which allow them to produce a high quality, fairly priced, ethical and sustainable range of home scents. WXY. donates 3% of profits with every product sold to charity. Based in the rural county of Cheshire, almost all of the working ingredients and materials come from within a 30 mile radius. The small team is inspired by minimalist design, architecture, enduring style and simple living. Since launching in early 2019, WXY. has grown in popularity making it an emerging leader in the market.  
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