NIYONA is an independent studio created in 2010 specialized in the design and production of high-end leather goods, combining sound expertise with a taste for the unusual. Approaching craftsmanship in a refreshing way -while pushing the boundaries of creative design and actual manufacturing- NIYONA takes on innovative and exciting projects, which reflect its core values and unique savoir faire. Playing with the idea of the mad scientist, the whole team loves to experiment with leather and enjoy themselves, turning NIYONA into an unconventional research lab. Based in the centre of Brussels (Belgium), the studio has the ability to carry out individual projects from start to finish, allowing them to be designed, developed and produced in-house. Imagined as an interactive and dynamic platform, NIYONA is as comfortable with one-of-a-kind artistic works as it is with larger scaled orders, given its flexibility as an independent company.
The collection or series of objects we want to propose has been named “UKIYO”, wich means ‘floating world’ as these are made to sublime it surroundings or things they contain and give pleasure to its owner. The collection is inspired by the decorative arts and is both functional and decorative with some strong graphical and poetical shapes. It’s a series that exists in 4 families of 3 conical-based sizes and forms each; mirrors, candleholders, trays and domes.