We’re very excited that local makers Beau Est Mien are launching their latest collection Sunny Cities at FOUND on Saturday 9 September. Ahead of the big product drop, we caught up with Beau Est Mien’s Johanna Acs and Alina Tang to get the scoop on the new range.
For those who aren’t familiar with Beau Est Mien, tell us about the company. How did it start and what do you do?
Beau Est Mien means ‘beautiful is mine’ and the company started in artist Magali Dincher’s sunny courtyard studio in Hamilton Hill. Since then we have grown to become a local printmaking studio designing beautiful stationery and gifts, run by a cute and diverse group of girls. Everything we create begins with original handmade artworks from which the product designs stem, resulting in a colourful and handmade feel. We love our local creative community, so it’s no surprise that we prefer to keep the production of our collections in Australia.
What inspired the new range Sunny Cities?
Sunny Cities aims to portray the most colourful and vibrant bits and pieces of Australia in a collection of bright and unique products. To begin with, we created designs inspired by our home Perth as well as Melbourne and Sydney, though we are very keen to add more cities to the collection in the future! Ultimately, we really just want to give our customers a beautiful piece of Australia to keep at home, or share with friends and family overseas!
Why did you choose to launch the range at FOUND?
FOUND is an incredibly well-curated and welcoming home for Australian artists and makers, and we have been proud to have had our artworks and products stocked there for many years. Not only is FOUND located in a beautiful and historic building, but in our former home and one of our favourite places in the world, Fremantle.
What’s next for the Beau Est Mien team?
Here at Beau Est Mien we are constantly dreaming about and working on exciting new projects. Following the launch of Sunny Cities we have a number of major events including the Finders Keepers market in Melbourne, The Big Design Market in Sydney, and of course the FAC Bazaar in December. We’re also very excited to potentially add more designs to our Sunny Cities range, so that we can celebrate more of Australia. It’s going to be a very busy year for us!