With over 15 years of design experience in retail and interior design, Aline Matsika brings together her taste of interplays between European antique furniture, Asian and African art to create a unique multi-cultural style. Her journey, far and wide throughout Europe and Africa, become the basis for her passion in designing, collecting rare artifacts, witnessing sublime architecture and places. After conquering the French market a decade ago with her boutique Concept Ethnic, Aline decided to expand her distinctive styles to the heart of Soho, New York’s prime destination for fashion and designs.
“By pointing out the cherished objects of great intimate value, I prioritize the clients’ preferences as my point of departure. This is how I create memorable and poetic spaces”, reminds Aline. Consistently, as a designer she puts herself in a balance using objects of the present and of the past, representing different cultures. This way, she can achieve designs that transcend cultural boundaries. “One time, I accentuate the modesty in primitive art with solemn Asian simplicity. Another time, I deliver harmony by mixing European grandeur with neutral minimalism and a twist of exotic flair.” With her collector’s spirit, Aline excels to recover antique style of furniture in traditional materials of various origins, defining her eclectic style.
Authenticity, something that is slowly being tarnished nowadays, has been one of her basic ingredients to bring out delicacy and uniqueness in the rooms that she designs. Aware of the “couture-style luxury” and influenced by perfectly tailored French and Italian craftsmanship, most of her products are custom made. As a result, none of her projects look the same as each is uniquely designed to fit the individual.
Through vigorous and design process and great attention to detail, the complexity in Aline’s design lies strong to enhance its timelessness. Within the glamour of her décor and the lightness of her space, Aline recalls us to the elegance of harmony.
Her works have been extensively monitored by international publications such as Vogue, Elle, Maison Francaise and in the US by The New York Times and Architectural Digest.