Based in Toronto, Irina Rapaport Jewellery and Textiles is a slow design studio whose mission is to create and make unique jewellery and clothing. Carefully handmade in her studio, these wearable art objects are produced in small series of one of a kind pieces which you will find in her online store, at her studio open house or at craft shows in and around Toronto. Each object is handmade. The charm of imperfections is inherent to craft work, such as a quirky piece of fabric, a polka dot bead made from scratch or subtle flaws left by the work of time on old materials. Every one of her pieces is born with particular features which make it unique, not always perfect but definitely authentic.
Irina started making jewellery in 2005 and her textile collage, eco-friendly clothing line in 2013. She is mainly self-taught. Trained in art and architecture, Irina draws her influences largely from patterns, geometry and textiles. Space and the third dimension are an integral part of her design concept. The artist is recognized for her originality, she is challenging the notion of what is “conventional” jewellery and clothing…taking it into the realm of the unusual, the enigmatic, the unexplored, pushing into boundaries the eccentric and the unexpected. The spontaneous quality of her wearable art makes each creation one-of-a-kind. All pieces are designed and handcrafted by the artist in Toronto, Canada.
Irina Rapaport – (Toronto, ON)