Thursday, August 16, 2007

R & Y Augousti


More on the team behind R & Y Augousti, photographed at their home in France for Vogue (March '07).

Meeting in design school in London, Philippine-born Ria and Greek-born Yiouri married in 1990. They initially developed a furniture collection, and later expanded the business to include handbags--all made from exotic skins found in the Phillipines, Iceland and Japan. The designers describe their lifestyle brand as having been inspired by Art Deco, the gates of the Peggy Guggenheim museum in Venice, and Asian peacocks. They live with their twelve-year-old daughter in Paris, which is also home to their flagship store. The website is still under construction, but handbags and small home goods can be purchased through Barney's New York.

R & Y Augousti
103 Rue du Bac
Paris 75007

8 comments:

The Peak of Chic said...

I did not realize they designed furniture. Very interesting!

Another Shade of Grey said...

Cool. I would love it if my husband was interested in design/art.

decorno.blogspot.com said...

I just discovered your blog and it's so fabulous. Thanks for linking to my blog. I intend to do the same with yours today.

Brilliant Asylum said...

Yes, having an artist husband has it's merits.

Anonymous said...

I purchased a handbag; love it. i can not however decide what the textured disks are made of. My bag also has handles of the same brown and white. Any thoughts?

Hadrian said...

Do you realize that these 2 "wonderful" designers are contributing totally to the illegal trade in exotic skins of animals. Or are you all so chic that you can only avoid the doshit on the streets of Madrid.

Anonymous said...

R & Y Augousti handbags are AMAZING! My hubby was in New York this spring & brought home a taupe python bag for me as a memento...it is exquisite :-)

We thought it was so great I got another bag for my birthday a few months later!! I'm on a bag ban now but when I do get another, it will definitely be another design from this special couple!!!!

Zane Wooder said...

Are they married?

-Zane of ontario honey