Hi, my name is Toni and I am the person behind Zeni Design Studios. I am originally from Boston – in the United States. But after following an internal calling - I now call France my home.
When I was a little girl, I asked my mother to teach me how to knit and crochet. There was something about these crafts that I felt like I had to know. Some sort of unexplained necessity. And my amazing mother dutifully taught me, igniting a love of textiles that eventually resulted in Zeni Design Studios, which is actually named after her.
From the beginning I have been fascinated with the concept of transforming what is in fact, although luxurious, a piece of string, or, in the case of the sewn items, a piece of fabric into something usable, wearable, functional & visually and tactilely beautiful. I consider my designs modern classics.
The mission of Zeni Design Studios is to create simple designs using luxurious and sometimes unexpected combinations of textiles that my customer will enjoy for many years to come. As a result, all of my designs have the customer in mind throughout the design and fabrication process.
Environmental Commitment – In an ongoing desire to respect the environment, when available, organic, up-cycled, environmentally friendly and socially responsible materials are used.