Vim // Fete
The Artisan: Meet Clara Nguyen and Annie Kielman, the talented twosome and creators of various esthetics at Bohemian House, including the original stencils, painted on the communal tables and bar, the women's washroom art, as well as the mural of Alphonse Mucha paintings in the men’s washroom and our branded check presenters. Their eye for design and artistic expertise transformed the space – it’s all in the details.
Why/How did you choose your specific craft?
We were both art majors, but we really honed in our craft for the public fabrication of creating environments while working as the visual team at Anthropologie.
What excited you about the Bohemian House project?
We were most excited about the merging of fine visual aesthetic with cultural cues.
What was your inspiration behind your work at Bohemian House?
We were inspired by the concept of BOHO and the opportunity to create a transformative space.
What’s integral to the work of an artist?
Experimentation, planning and an open mind.
What’s your secret for staying true to your individual style?
We are lucky that we are two people who have worked together for some time so that we have a system of checks and balances between us. This experience allows us to evaluate and make quicker decisions that are true our aesthetic and beliefs.
Professionally, what does the future of your business look like?
We are working on the logistics of putting our small business on the books (paying our taxes appropriately) and creating a presence in Chicago.
It’s so beautiful it hurts my feelings - Wayne White
See more of their work at: www.vimfete.com