Venice based artist Irene Cattaneo started her career working for luxury brands in Milan, London and New York. She completed an M.A in Design Management at Central Saint Martins in London. She is a traveler, having moved many times growing up, always submerged in an international environment. This informs her insatiable curiosity, extreme versatility and eclectic style. Irene creates poetic sculptures that play with the notion of the very nature of objects. As pure art work to be enjoyed versus functional pieces.
London-based architect Tarek Shamma started his career under Zaha Hadid and David Chipperfield, and has gone on to design and build concept stores, retail spaces and private residences across Europe. His frequent collaborators include Christian Louboutin, for whom Shamma has created both boutiques, elaborate retail displays and showstopping home spaces. His sense of geometry, seamless lines and graphic purity reflect his Egyptian heritage, projected outwards onto a world of aesthetic possibility.
Everything I Want has created our own “Made in Murano” glassware collection with Laguna B a Venice-based company spearheading the revival of Murano as a center of artistic innovation. Together, we share values and beliefs on the positive impact of our products on society and environment. Laguna B offset its carbon footprint and is engage in the preservation and restoration of the Venetian lagoon.
Founded in 2014, Pramma is a fusion of the designer’s Northern Italian heritage with the global perspective of a naturalised New Yorker. Over the past two decades, Stefania has honed her design skills by working collaboratively on accessory ranges for a number of luxury brands in Europe, Asia and the US, thus ensuring that her own collection marries practicality with a sense of the exquisite. Combining the best Italian and French materials, each piece is designed with longevity foremost in mind. Every style reflects an aspect of Stefania’s own creative and intellectual journey.
Born in Verbania, near the Swiss border, and today based in the hills of Lake Orta, Enrica Borghi is an installation artist and jewelry designer. Borghi reclaims the detritus of everyday life—candy wrappers, soda bottles, grocery bags—to interpellate domestic and feminine spaces toward an ecological end. Active since the early 1990s, she is a leading figure in contemporary Italian art and design. A seeker of treasures, whether rare or mundane in their origin, she transforms base materials like an alchemist into objects of unique beauty.
Marko Matysik is a polymath in the world of fashion: an art director, stylist, illustrator and writer as well as designer. As a maker of accessories and clothes, his parkours includes positions as knitwear designer for Valentino, Rifat Ozbek, Claude Montana and Laura Biagiotti, and an eponymous accessories collection presented seasonally at Colette. With a passion for handcraft and upcycling, featuring one-of-a-kind objects, his work has been collected by Daphne Guinness, Karl Lagerfeld and Madonna. Matysik aims to revive lost techniques like medieval silversmithing, to realize contemporary one-of-a-kind pieces.
The Nigerian designer Eno Jonah has a peripatetic history, having spent years living in Uganda, and traveling in Latin America, Asia, Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. With a passion for the textile tradition of her native country, which dates back centuries, Jonah has gone on to absorb techniques from all over the world, and establish networks of weavers which she engages to produce her designs.
Based in Milan, Dynys is an artist who plays on notions of the divine. Working in eclectic mixed media, from glass to mirrors to fabric, as well as video and light, painting and collage, Dynys sanctifies her materials. Her jewellery is conceptually a miniature of her fine art, in the sense that the two forms share the same central problematic: how to make meaning from an anomaly, how to leap from the quotidian to sublime.
Francesca was born, lives and works in Gaucín, Andalucía, in a studio nestled inside Europe’s largest cork forest, teeming with animals and birds. Her work is esoterically inclined, fashioned out of materials sourced with care and consideration. All of her pieces are handmade and one of a kind. Proceeds from their sale benefit a number of charities she supports, including All Creatures Great and Small, a non-profit animal sanctuary near New Delhi, India.
Jonathan Ward hand pours his candles out of a proprietary blend of organic materials: coconut oil, beeswax and vegetable wax. Double wicks made out of cotton are dipped to avoid the glues that often result in a brackish burn and black residue. Due to the care in their execution, Ward’s candles can burn continuously, safely, up to 45 hours. They are packaged in heavy whisky tumblers sourced from Italy, perfect for reuse. Fragrances are varied, ranging from penetrating to delicate, using high quality botanicals and essential oils.