Never before have I seen such a unique approach to furniture and decorative homewares/ accessories design as from the work of husband and wife team Ria and Yiouri Augousti (R&Y Augousti Paris). Their art-deco style clutch bags first got my attention and prompted me to learn more about the brand. I became aware of their beautiful signature boxy style clutches, and spotted some other favourites mixed with mother-of-pearl, and with varying styles in snakeskin and stingray. Their bags are often crafted using parchment, shagreen, bamboo and exotic shells like mother-of-pearl and penshell. Even their beautiful furniture possesses an obvious art deco feel, and a nod to their exotic travels and achitecture.As if supplying to Neiman Marcus and Barney’s New York wasn’t enough, the talented duo was also commissioned to design for the Hotel Crillon, Paris. They have their own flagship store in Paris, as well as a showroom in New York.