Back in October, we fell hard for a pair of chairs that incorporated neon lights in the backrest and from there, we had to know more. The person behind the Helio Chairs is New York City-based artist and furniture designer, Christina Z Antonio. Born and raised in London into a family of Greek leather artisans, Antonio is a trained master craftsman in a range of mediums creating innovative furniture, lighting and objects from materials including leather, parchment, gemstones, wood, metal and blown glass. In this month’s Where I Work, we head to Chelsea to get an inside look into where she dreams up her much-coveted works.
What’s your studio/work environment like?
I keep most areas museum level tidy, and very organized so I can think clearly. Nico, my dog, is a constant companion!
How is your space organized/arranged?
I have a desk and additionally we have workbenches. The workshop area can certainly get messy, especially when deadlines are looming. However, I always try to instill a sense of discipline with my team.
How long have you been in this space? Where did you work before that?
I have been in my Chelsea studio space since 2015. Prior to