Written by Bien Fait on09 Aug 2016
Everything started in 2005, with Minakani, a textile design studio founded by Cécile Figuette and Frédéric Bonnin in Paris.
They worked for the fashion, home, and accessories industries; for French and international companies with prestigious and mainstream brands from Longchamp, Vuitton, and Lelièvre to H&M, Monoprix, and BHV.
Their demanding customers were looking for original designs and found a certain freshness, poetry, and originality in Minakani’s collections.
Unable to find the wallpaper designs they were looking for, their cutting-edge vision for decoration led them to launch MINAKANI LAB in 2009.
The two designers developed a style with a wealth of references – in which observers can project themselves, daydream and fall into introspection – as well as offering a new, more liberated esthetic.