Tuesday, 6 May 2014
VIRGULE-SHOP.COM LAUNCHES IN DUBAI
VIRGULE-SHOP.COM LAUNCHES IN DUBAI
Bespoke online gift store and gallery launches in Dubai, sharing regional emerging artists with the world
Virgule is no ordinary online store, the bespoke gift shop offers a distinct and stunning collection of affordable art, handmade artifacts and unique interiors, as well men’s and women’s fashion and accessories all sourced from emerging and established designers from around the world making it your one-stop shop for exclusive offerings.
Shipping worldwide, the vision behind Virgule is to connect emerging artists and designers with culture-lovers the world over, searching for unique pieces to both gift and collect for their own - originality, spontaneity and visionary best describe the ethos of Virgule, whose team is committed to delivering their clientele with unparalleled offerings for purveyors of the finer things in life.
Founded by Mona Balsini and Fati Rannou, Virgule boasts authenticity behind their collections - with a background in Fine Arts as a curator and art consultant, Balsini boasts an impressive eye for acquiring stunning originals, and her passion to support and introduce emerging designers is reflected in Virgule’s collection. Balsini’s vision for Virgule is to bridge the gaps between consumers and artists, making original art more accessible and affordable.
Co-founder and Director of Virgule, Balsini commented on the concept, “Virgule-shop.com is an extension of my background in the arts and culture, I have always supported emerging talent in the region so Virgule is a platform where we can share stunning fashion, jewelry and arts with the rest of the world”.
Rannou, born in Paris with proud Persian roots, is passionate about sharing Iran’s rich history throughout the world through interiors, arts and unique pieces to be enjoyed in the comfort of any home, no matter the geography. Inspired by her Parisian and Persian background, Rannou is continually travelling and acquiring distinct pieces to share with the world via Virgule.
“I have always collected unique pieces from all over the world through my travels and my Dubai home has always been my creative space for this - my vision for Virgule is for people all over the world to have access to a platform where they can fill their homes with stunning cultural additions, be it jewelry, fashion or interiors” Rannou, co-Founder and Director of Virgule said.
Virgule’s collection includes kitschy Men’s accessories and clothes; store favourites are from the Barcelona-based, Swedish-born, Mono & Me whose quirky collection of espadrilles and rosary inspired bracelets breathe youth and creativity. Iranian fashion designer Reza Nadimi’s gothic inspired collection is eclectic and edgy, and the super-cool Jordy Design by Ali Rouhani tee’s are a must-have for the stylish gentleman.
Virgule’s jewelry collection flaunts stunning pieces with a refreshing mix of East meets West - the Virgule Collection Persian calligraphy earrings and precious stone cuffs are stunning for self purchase or the perfect gift. Their women’s range includes pieces from Reza Nadimi and Naghmeh Kiumarsi, emerging fashion designers with funky stylings.
The Virgule interior collection is eclectic in its offerings, including pieces from Keyvan Fehri, a Persian designer known throughout the world for his handmade Anar ceramics - Anar meaning Pomegranate in Farsi - each piece is unique with Fehri’s hand impressed upon it, and have developed a cult following amongst collectors. In addition to Fehri’s handmade Anar’s, Virgule offers a range of interiors from ceramic plates and bowls, to cushions and candle holders - the perfect additions to any home and gifts for any occasion, taste and budget.
Balsini and Rannou’s unique eye for identifying emerging talent in the art-scene is apparent in their impressive collection including pieces from artists Mehdi Fallah and Ali Rouhani whose captivating pieces are the perfect ingredient for anyone looking to give their home a facelift.
The stunning showroom in Dubai showcases the entire collection, allowing you to view the pieces and feel the passion the Virgule team has in delivering bespoke collections from emerging and unknown artists and designers from around the world. With worldwide shipping, Virgule’s online store is your virtual showroom - gift your loved ones with unique pieces or begin your collection of individualised art and interiors with Virgule.
Shop Virgule: www.virgule-shop.com