1988 Cultivating Spaces was founded by Diana Toncea & Bianca Popa, two emerging designers who create one—of—a—kind pieces for 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.
Our collection of objects is carefully crafted in a slow—paced rhythm by emerging artists, well established craftsmen and small workshops thus avoiding the uncontrolled process of mass production.
Previously interested in frequently restyling their living spaces, Diana & 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 & Bianca became to provide such unique handcrafted pieces of a long-lasting value for which they brought together the finest artisans in Eastern Europe.
Inspired by the essence of things, you will find that their works focus on simplicity rather than ornamentation. 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 and exclusion of the non—essential.