Ariake is a furniture brand founded by two factories from the furniture producing town of Morodomi in Saga prefecture, Japan.
The Sales Agency division of At Liberty came about organically through the styling and retail projects of our Creative Agency arm. After consistently being asked to represent and help brands, makers and craftspeople to launch into the Asia market we decided it was time to kick things off and in January of 2020 At Liberty Sale Agency was born.
The Launch of Gidon Bing at Cabana Shanghai.
Like any successful business we feel we’re as good as our relationships, and At Liberty has been lucky to work side by side some of the world’s most creative talent who share our values for human centric work and a generous spirit. When developing regions as large as Asia, we work closely with Sales Partners constantly looking at our we can support both our brands and retailers. We’d like to introduce you to our At Liberty Sales Partners Jules & Co and Metasus Ltd.
From Jules & Co.
Julie Shah, raised in the US, of Indian heritage. After receiving her Masters Degree from New York University in International Relations, she began styling and producing photo shoots for the likes of Wolford, and L’oreal and later produced fashion shows for over 6 years with a high profile client list as Proenza Schouler, G-Star and Gap.
She shifted to Hong Kong, working with Monocle Magazine, supporting their retail shops and pop up endeavours throughout the Asia region, providing a steep education on the Asian retail landscape. After taking a few years to research the market, in 2013 she launched her company, focused on market strategy and distribution for international brands looking to enter Asia. Jules & Co brands sell in leading offline and digital stores in Greater China. Her brand mix focuses on home, lifestyle and fragrance.
Founder and Creative Director of Metasus, Creatures Fashion Repertoire, Missing Sock Studio and Salon No.10. Interior Designer, Fashion Designer, Buyer/Curator of Product Design and Entrepreneur.
Through his experience in F&B, his passion for cutting edge design, music and nightlife, Ahlaiya has gained professional insight into, and extensive understanding of social and entertainment environments and the anthropocentric nature of the hospitality industry. This knowledge, combined with his deep appreciation for art, design, innovation, and fine craftsmanship, is the cornerstone of his eclectic vision. This makes Ahlaiya the perfect partner for At Liberty Studio as we work together on unique retail and hospitality concepts and represent the Chiavari Chair by Eligo in Greater China.
The Descalzi family was born in these territories, where quarries and workshops of carpenters were widespread and young apprentices and masters were growing, including Gaetano Descalzi.