1988 Cultivating Spaces.

Handcrafted décor for slow living. Crafted in a slow-paced rhythm, designed to last.

1988 Cultivating Spaces was founded by Diana Toncea and Bianca Popa, two emerging designers who create sculptural, neutral pieces for contemporary interiors. Both founders are driven by the ambition to avoid here-today-gone-tomorrow trend movements and consider that personal, unique pieces create meaning to one’s home.

Previously interested in frequently restyling their living spaces, Diana and Bianca have gained the belief that such changes focus on the non-essential and waste precious resources. Thus, timeless spaces reflect the essence of their owners, bare their individuality and do not require frequent restyling. The goal of Diana and Bianca became to provide such unique handcrafted pieces of long-lasting value for which they brought together the finest artisans in Romania.

Inspired by the essence of things, you will find that their works focus on simplicity rather than ornamentation. Featuring small furniture, wall art & ceramics, the concept store aims to create pieces of long lasting simplicity in neutral tones, inspired by nature.

The asymmetry of organic design together with natural materials invite you to cherish their pieces from generation to generation, reminding us to think not in terms of decoration, but in terms of clarity, excluding the non-essential.

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