I'm Laura Martino, the inspiration behind Designed and Created. I am the curator, art and design selector and story-teller driving this project.
After graduating with a fashion degree, for over 25 years I have worked through hundreds of demanding creative projects for global brands and now want to apply what I have learnt about design excellence and promoting it, by setting up a business of my own. I have taken the opportunity to follow my passion by selecting handmade items and showcasing them. I’m searching for visually arresting design, artist’s work that has references to nature, work that’s unique. I will meet designers and creators and share their stories with you.
From my online shop you have the opportunity to buy something that has been lovingly designed and made by a person whose story you have shared. I hope you will find it’s a shop with a difference - a shop where you know exactly where your purchase has come from.
A shop that's about who has designed and created what you have bought.
A shop that encourages you make your home as unique as you are.