ABOUT SHANA DANON:
Hello, I’m an artist and surface designer who creates paintings, prints and patterns from my Bondi studio, Emilio Frank Design.
My artworks are known for their bold emotive colour and vibrant modernist style, inspired by a passion for Mid Century modernism. They celebrate form, function and whimsy and are intended to create bright, positive spaces and evoke joyful memories.
Emilio Frank Design creates conversational pieces for those who love to live colourfully.
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 and currently enjoy working with acrylics, digital brushes, shibori, ink, screen printing and block printing.
Emilio Frank Design is named in honour of my creative grandfathers Emil and Frank.
Lunar themes, nature and local Sydney often feature in my work, using bold lines, circles and organic shapes to reference the past with a contemporary twist.
An extensive career in professional organising, decluttering & styling cultivated my love for interiors and the home. Emilio Frank Design was established in 2015 to create artworks, homewares and textiles with a focus on form, function and positivity for every space.
The studio endeavours to create products that are ethically made using sustainable materials. We enjoy collaborating with local businesses and support global makers with a like minded vision.
RECENT COLLECTIONS have been licensed for wallpaper, fashion, textiles, beauty and public art. Artworks have been exhibited locally and internationally.
The 'Mid Mod Muse' blog features my modernist musings and inspirations behind the Emilio Frank Design studio. You can follow the posts here:
DACHSHUNDS + DESIGN:
A family love of dachshunds inherited from my Viennese grandmother inspired a range of ‘Schnitzel the dachshund’ homewares and stationery. We are thrilled to have our own studio assistant puppy ‘Pretzel’ join our team in June 2018. You can find her adventures of dachshunds and design on Instagram: Bau.wow.haus.