Our family’s particular heritage has exposed us to values that have become hallmarks of everything we create.
We search out artisans from traditional centres of industry. We use traditional silk rollers in small towns in Italy and fabric mills from England who have been in operation since the 19th century. The result is not only do our pieces look incredible but we are supporting a more ethical, sustainable and environmentally friendly manufacturing process.
Joie de vivre
You will have noticed our motto "Madness is the Glory of Life" - In our work you'll find colour, diversity and interactive elements. Whether its intricate details, exuberant hues or tactile materials. Rather than just being a purchase, we want owning a Santorus piece to be an experience.
Most importantly we don't take ourselves too seriously - we are creating things to put a smile on your face. To this end we like to add humorous and surreal elements to our artwork. Here is a tip - the best ones are hidden!
Siblings Tara and Fabian are the driving force behind the Santorus brand day-to-day. Tara takes the lead in the direction and design of our collections while Fabian looks after our clients, shows and marketing.
Currently our collections are split into two areas - Interiors and Fashion, but we've seen these two worlds becoming ever more intertwined in recent years.
The Madame Printed Leather Jacket was selected as a highlight of LFW. Visitors raved about the combination of classic elements with a modern personality. Subsequently we were invited by destination fashion boutique Wolf & Badger to feature in their London flagship store.
...it all started back in early 2016. After experimenting with a variety of styles and pieces we were ready to showcase our first collection. Before our launch we tentatively showed what we had come up with at the world famous Saatchi Gallery. It was here that we presented a bespoke leather jacket printed with one of our artistic creations.
Our leather jacket at the Wolf & Badger new designer launch party. Dover Street, London.
...the enthusiastic response to our jacket gave us the confidence to launch our debut collection of cushions, scarves and t-shirts. We found ourselves in stores across the UK, from London to Dublin to Edinburgh.
Soon after, Tara realised her ambition of creating a collection of wallpapers that matched her sense of interior style.
We bundled together our designs into a handmade pattern book and set off to two of the biggest interior design events in the world, one in London and one in Frankfurt. Little did we know how unprepared we were when a client requested 200 books(!)...
...after politely explaining we couldn't make 200 books by hand we created our first pattern book.
Following the launch of our first interiors collection we have worked with interior designers in 12 countries as well as two international hotel groups.
...and so the Santorus brand continued to grow.
The past few years have been a whirlwind of new products, trade shows and so much more. Highlights include:
The launch of our luxuriously soft Velvet Accessories and statement Stationery.
The growth of our customer base within 12 countries, with retailers based in UK, Netherlands, France, Italy, Germany, Greece, USA, Barbados, South Africa, Singapore, China, to name a few.
Setting up a satellite office in Austin,Texas and sampling the American cuisine along the way!
Designing interiors for some of the world's largest hotel groups.
Showcasing our interior and fashion accessories at shows in London, Paris, Frankfurt, New York.