Brandusa - Atena Ungurasu
Brandusa is a Romanian fine artist, who has worked extensively in product design, conceptualisation and creation; using various mediums such as porcelain, painting, illustration, interior design, restoration of monuments, shop window dressing, and so on. Her vast experience was at once a good fit for our concept and she has been one of the most constant collaborators at Wild Olive African Artisans globally ever since
With a multi-disciplinary background, Bridget Heneck expresses her work through various artistic outlets in a vibrant and innovative way. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, she studied a BA Fine Art majoring in Jewellery Design at Stellenbosch University. She went on to become a lecturer at Ruth Prowse Art School in Cape Town and later at the New Jersey School for Visual Arts as a jewellery design lecturer.
With numerous awards for jewellery design from The American Gold Council and De Beers, she continues to make one of a kind pieces of jewellery.
EDUN is a global fashion brand based in New York.
In respect of its mission to source production and encourage trade in Africa, EDUN mixes its modern designer vision with the richness and positivity of this fast-growing continent.
EDUN is building long-term, sustainable growth opportunities by supporting manufacturers, community-based initiatives and partnering with African artists and artisans.
Founded by Ali Hewson and Bono in 2005, LVMH invested in EDUN in 2009.
Coming from architectural backgrounds, the founding partners (Handre de la Rey and Inge de Beer) have always looked at materials and objects used in the construction industry and wondered how to manipulate the material properties to push their application to new limits
Materiality and texture are critical in the designs by 20Eight, as they are driven by the visual and tactile as a complete experience