Bloombees would like to present to you an Italian couple, Sarah and Alessio, who reflect their passion and creativity in their design masterpieces. Their brand iLiui has been created from recycled cans of tinned food. Courageous, passionate, enthusiastic and so unique! Welcome to the world of light iLiui.
What’s the first web-page or app that you open in the morning?
Usually, we do not open any app in the morning. Only if there is a need, we open the Instagram account of our brand during the day.
When you are working, you are listening to…
Sarah and Alessio: Radio.
What is your favorite movie? And TV series?
Sarah: “Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain”; “Some like it hot”; “New in town”.
Alessio : “Heat”; “Heartbreak bridge”; “New in Town”.
Series: “Friends” and “The Nanny.”
How about your favourite fashion designer at the moment…
Sara: I am not interested in fashion right now, but I can mention some designers from the past: Balenciaga (by Nicolas Ghesquiere, he is a genius), Antonio Marras, Thayaht, MMM (Maison Martin Margiela).
What are some things that inspire you in your everyday life?
Sarah: Materials, nature, colours, music, dances.
What is your favourite social media?
If you were another person you would be …
Sara : National Geographic photographer
Tell us the story of your brand…
ILIUI is an eco-friendly design brand. We are an Italian couple living in the South of Spain (Costa blanca) for the last 8 years.
I (Sarah) was studying industrial design at the Art Institute in Rome and then fashion design in Milan. Alessio is not a professional designer, but he has been very creative throughout his life.
Our main objective is to offer original hand-made designs (all our works are registered and COPYRIGHT © protected) of high-quality, with attention to detail and at a good price.
Tell us about your product… What do you sell? How do you create it?
At the moment we make lamps and accessories from aluminium cans.
What is your dream? What will be the next step for your brand?
We dream that our brand iLiüi will allow us to have a calm and stable life and to grow our family.
We would like to sell more products (lots of prototypes have already been designed) and to extend our product category: decoration, kid fashion etc.
Why do you use Bloombees?
It´s a new platform which permits me to reach our target public and achieve brand awareness.
What do you like most about Bloombees? How does it make your life easier?
This platform is extremely easy to use from any corner of the world. It allows our clients to pay via different payment methods. I have never seen anything similar.
What does it mean for you “to sell online”? How do you plan to achieve a global reach?
Bloombees helps us to reduce costs, as we don’t have a physical store and our products are made-to-order.
We have gained almost all our contacts and collaborations with the Press thanks to our online sales.