What inspired you to start your business?
Creative at heart, I have been honing my personal aesthetic learning about color and pattern through the practice of drawing, painting, collage, digital sketching and mixed media since my childhood. After studying Art History, I began a busy working-girl kind of life that brought me from media & publishing to advertising and photo retouching from Montreal to Paris and Geneva. After buying my apartment alone in the suburbs of Paris in 2013 (I was only 24 back then!), I started to slow down while embracing my deep interest for interior design and homeware... After much thoughts, it was a natural step to launch my own design studio on January 1st, 2016.
What sets your business apart from others? In other words, what challenges/gaps are you addressing?
My work is a blend of naive art and modern design aesthetics with European quality and craftsmanship. Each tableware piece of my collection is handmade by a porcelain craftsman in Limoges and has an exquisite translucence and a superb glaze that cannot be penetrated by the elements. While the linen and cotton tea towels from Germany are printed in a parisian studio using the screen printing technique giving a brillant color rendition and a long life of the fabric. The entire work process is perfected by hand, making small variations the norm and each piece really unique. I hope to help people celebrating unique gatherings and special moments by daring to mix-and-match bold pieces in their homes.
Are you launching anything new or exciting?
Introducing Kazumba, my first collection of fine tableware and kitchen textiles. I drawn my inspiration in my mixed heritage and travels and named it Kazumba as a tribute to my father’s hometown in Republic Democratic of Congo. Exploring symbols of rain, sunsets and ice, I created scenes in which pink flamingos mingle with pineapples dancing on geometric lines, naive prints and bold colors. Each Kazumba piece has a unique shade of mango, coral and baby blue with black and yellow accents. Shop the collection online at www.tiffaniedelune.com.
What's the best piece of business advice you've ever been given?
Think like there's no box!