Designer Joseph Altuzarra will be the first to admit that he’s an avid Etsy user — a buzzing hub for independent artists looking to sell their creations to people seeking-one of a kind pieces.While Altuzarra is stocked in almost every high end department store (e-commerce and in store), he’s now teaming up with Etsy to launch his very first interior line, Altuzarra x Etsy Home Collection.
Triggered by the vintage and ceramics he’s come across on Etsy, Altuzarra takes a stab at home décor with designing and marketing his very own collection. Venturing into the world of homeware, the designer partners up with eight Etsy crafters from around the world to produce objects that celebrate individual style. His partners include a California-based ceramicist who was involved in black, white and earth tone vases (of which Altuzarra personally inspected every single rock to ensure a standardised quality); woven placements from New Jersey; and wicker baskets from Israel.
The stylish and functional collection, that includes even dog beds and stationery, have been designed with a sustainable element attached to it. The silk tie dye pillow-covers and notebooks are also popular within the collection, using leftover fabric from the Altuzarra’s spring summer fashion show in 2016. With that, also a message to other creatives out there who are just starting up and building their own business. As a designer who worked out of his parents’ home before he made it big on the fashion scene, he can relate to budding artists. By way of his collaboration with Etsy creatives, he hopes that this can help pave the way for fashion and design enthusiasts to encourage their work as well as discover new finds.
This story first appeared on Prestige Online Hong Kong.