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CHIARA PERANO-SOTNYK IS AN ENGLISH-ITALIAN ARTIST AND DESIGNER BASED IN EAST LONDON.  IN 2019 SHE LAUNCHED HER NEW WORK ONLINE; FEATURING LIMITED EDITIONS, HAND PAINTED ARTWORK AND UNIQUE ITEMS.

She designs bold, playful illustrations and patterns with dark ink, harmonious tones and a wistful lettering style; inspired by romantic Italian nostalgia, natural beauty, and celebrating the joys of every day life.

Chiara also collaborates with select brands, and works on artistic commissions for private clients. She has appeared at events, working in front of clientele, and her hand lettering has been used for digital campaigns, brand identity, textile design, neon lighting, and frequently graces Fashion Week invitations. SAY HELLO if you’d like to work together.

You can purchase original and limited edition items here, to be enjoyed in your home and family lifestyle.

Clients include: Nike, Instagram, Hermès, Burberry, Mulberry, Anthropologie, Mr Porter, Soho House, Adobe, Liberty London, Topshop.

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Chiara studied Graphic Design & Illustration at the London College of Communication (UAL), and has been a creative since her earliest days. Childhood summers spent in southern Italy where everything revolved around family and mealtimes, have influenced her work, and gave plenty of time for drawing while the grown ups had siesta.

With a love of illustrated paper goods, in 2011 Chiara created a unique studio - Lamplighter - which became one of the most sought after bespoke stationery, personalisation and modern calligraphy offerings in the UK, working with prestigious brands from Nike to Sothebys, Hermès and Jimmy Choo, the best event planners in the world, and many VIPs. It was a wonderfully exciting, and frantically busy 7 years for the small creative team who were based in Hackney, and organically grew to a fully fledged design studio. In 2016, she wrote and illustrated a best selling, immersive modern calligraphy guide book ‘Nib + Ink’ published by Ebury, Penguin Random House (UK) and Abrams Noterie (US).

Following the birth of her daughter Lyra in 2018, Chiara closed the Lamplighter studio, and has realigned her focus to her own personal style, making artwork and interior objects from her home studio. Chiara has also had a keen interest in interiors from a young age, working on various residential and commercial renovation projects, including a coffee shop, a restaurant, personal and family renovation ventures. Chiara’s current passion project is her own home which she shares with her husband and daughter - an East London Victorian terraced house, which she designed to work for her young modern family. You can see the never ending project here on: MADE.COM - HOMEMILK - GOOD HOMES - INSTAGRAM

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