Patina Designs & Bronsino Designs for Living
By Denise Wilson
Denise Wilson's background is in the Fine Arts, having studied in Vancouver and Florence, Italy. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America and makes regular trips to Peru to live for a few months at a time. Art, design, travel, language and other cultures have always been a huge part of her life and continue to influence and inspire her work. In summer 2005 Bronsino Designs for Living, was born.
The name Bronsino pays homage to her husband's family home in Lima, Peru (Calle Bronsino) which is named after the 16th century Florentine artist Agnolo Bronzino. The finely crafted handbags and accessories from the Bronsino collection are classically inspired works of art produced in very limited numbers. All items are handcrafted in Vancouver of the finest quality materials.
The current collection is named after places from Denise’s travels. "Bronsino Recycled" was introduced for Fall 2006 and focuses exclusively on recycled and reclaimed leathers. Denise’s work has been featured in Fashion Magazine, the Georgia Straight, Vein Magazine, Real Weddings, Vancouver Lifestyle Magazine, Where and Shared Vision Magazine.