I grew up in a house where everything was made by hand, both my mother and grandmother were very skilled embroiderers, sewers and knitters. Seeing their daily creations during my childhood made me appreciate the value of the hand, with its perfections and imperfections – that I love most.
Born in Istanbul into an Armenian family of leather lovers and shoe makers in the Grand Bazaar, I lived most of my life in France. After graduate studies in International Affairs at Columbia University in NY and returning to Paris with Arthur " l'Américain", I worked in investment banking for 12 years traveling frequently to Asia. I started thinking about reorienting my career towards accessories design -my longtime passion- when my girls started school. Although not knowing clearly what I wanted to do, I prepared the path by taking evening classes at École Duperré, learning over the years things as varied as mosaics, Italian, interior design and art history.
Our move to Marseille in 2002 put an end to my banking career, a relief, and I started working for French clothing companies including Divertimento and Atelier Vertiges, designing and following production for home linens, jewelry and leather goods in various countries such as Turkey, India or Thailand. My favorite part was always my hours spent with artisans, working with them, following the process from my drawings to the final product.
I moved to Minneapolis in 2006, continuing free lance home accessories design for French companies as well as representing European upholstery textile designers.
Spring Finn & Co was launched in 2011, proposing capsule collections of American made leather bags and accessories.
2016: design of the first Boutique Hotel in Minneapolis, ALMA HOTEL.
2017: my daughters Théa and Nina join Spring Finn & Co, a multi-disciplinary studio proposing furniture and products hand made by traditional artisans, interior design services + all things we love doing: styling, cooking, playing jazz, hosting parties, traveling, documenting, making animations.
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Spring Finn & Co. Studio