SUZANI means embroidery in Persian and is the namesake of my business. It conveys the idea of dedication the artisan that encompasses craft, weaving to sculpting clay that imprints a vision. I rely on their vision and commitment to making object beautiful and desirable. The resulting pieces are not part of a series, but the fulfillment of a unique one of a kind process.
I focus on the background of the pieces made with care, love and incredible artistry. I am not necessarily looking for something branded and prefer to work with local artisans in every marketplace.
I like to meet with the individual artist, explore their products and process. If all goes well, I befriend and start a business partnership. My aspiration with Suzani Designs is to become a virtual little corner shop that exists in many marketplaces around the world, where people go to find a beautiful, unique objects, discover new items and have a small chat with the owner. Our role is to be a bridge between the experience of creating for you, with a buyer focus, on originality and charm.
I collaborate on the design process and work with each artist on the creation. I find the objects, and influence designs with the experiences from my travel and the global marketplace. I try to curate the process to get what I imagine is its full potential in each object. The artisans that I have collaborated with have a fantastic sense of color and proportion; they love their craft. They use their art as a vehicle to communicate with their community and to others around the world.
I hope SUZANI can bring that into your life!