ONE OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT VALUES IS EXCELLENCE IN QUALITY AND DRAUGHTSMANSHIP FOR EACH AND EVERY DESIGN.
GROWING UP IN EUROPE, BETWEEN GENEVA AND PARIS, I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATED BY SOUTH AMERICA, THE CONTINENT OF MY MOTHER.
With family in Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia and Peru, I started travelling around the region from a young age and found that every country I visited had a common enchanting spell. I was nostalgic for this unique atmosphere every time I returned home and created Kariokas with the aim of adding a tropical South American touch to interiors through textiles and wallpapers. The images and colors I use in the collections are reminiscent of the region’s luxuriant landscapes, flora and fauna and irresistible “joie de vivre”. More particularly, the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro has always felt like a second home, where I truly belong despite living more than 5000 miles aways. Hence, the name “Kariokas” was chosen in reference to “Cariocas” the inhabitants of Rio. As if we could all become a bit “Cariocas” ourselves when living with my designs.