ABOUT SHANA DANON:
My work as an artist & surface designer celebrates bold emotive colour and vibrant modernist style. Paintings, prints and patterns are created with the intention to evoke joyful memories and are inspired by my passion for Mid Century design.
Growing up in a family of artists nurtured me to become a maker and work with colour across a variety of media. From an early age, I was surrounded by handmade fibre art, ceramics, painting and craft. Currently I enjoy working with acrylics, digital brushes, shibori, ink, screen printing and block printing.
An extensive career in professional organising, decluttering & styling cultivated my love for interiors and the home. After further studies in colour, design & visual arts, Emilio Frank Design was established in 2015 to create artworks, homewares and textiles that bring form, function and positivity to your space.
The studio endeavours to create locally made, eco friendly works, to support and work with local makers and to use quality, long lasting materials.
Nostalgic sensibility and a touch of whimsy often feature in pattern and print collections, referencing the past with a contemporary twist. 'Schnitzel’ - the family dachshund is becoming well known via the homewares and stationery collections!
Emilio Frank Design is named in honour of my creative grandfathers, Emil and Frank.
RECENT COLLECTIONS have been licensed for wallpaper, fashion, textiles and public art. Highlights include: launch of the 'Curated Memory' print collection with Emily Ziz Style Studio, public art commission of signal box design in Five Dock by Canada Bay Council, exhibiting in the Amsterdam International Art Festival (2017), 'Secret Women's Art' Exhibition at Platform 72 Gallery 2017, auction fundraiser for the Epilepsy Art Auction 2017, finalist placements at the Stabilo Awards 2016 & Colour Trap Gallery 30x30 Exhibition 2016.
The 'Mid Mod Muse' blog features my modernist musings and inspirations behind the Emilio Frank Design studio. You can follow the posts here: