They have been together since they were 18 years old. One day Anna decided to discover glass, so she moved to a small village in the South of France called Tournon, at the banks of the river Rhone. Living there for two years, she learned the art of silver coating, glass engraving and the secrets of the Venetian mirror making.
Between warm and cold, I choose warm. My favourite curve is a smile. What inspires me is love. When I start something, I need a plane…
Vasily was living in Boston where he was studying Art History and Philosophy. He already had his Masters’ degree in Byzantine glass. They got married in Cambridge’s Town Hall on a sunny day in August. They stayed four years in the US, attending seminars on glass and traveling around the continent. That was the 80’s.
When they returned to Europe, Anna worked for two years in various workshops and glass schools in France, Germany, Belgium, and Holland. She learned to love and appreciate glass in all its forms and to work with it in every possible way (casting, blowing, pate de verre, etc). She worked together with artists and designers like Frank van der Ham, Hanneke Fokkelman, and Veronique Monod. Glass became second nature to them, the material on which they mirrored their relationship.
Eight years later, in 1992, nostalgia brought them back to the Mediterranean; to Thessaloniki, Greece. They were only 26 years old and they started small, with a day’s production being merely 4 pieces.
Since 1999, her company has been working with major Hotels and Restaurants all around the world, collaborating with a heaven of fine dining industry stars (such as Gordon Ramsay and Alain Ducasse), gaining experience and earning a reputation in the art of fashioning a bespoke “gift box” for a meal. As a tableware designer, she has adorned hotels such as the Ritz in Paris, the Savoy in London and the Burj Al Arab in Dubai.
2017 is the year she launched her AnnaVasily brand, starting in Australia. Her unique gift is to give you ideas on how to enhance the way you feel about your home and yourself. With her partner Vasily, they have traveled to 84 countries. They have two kids, Margarita and Nick, a dog Collin, and a blind cat named Scrabby.
Made with love, Anna’s objects create those (magic) touches that make a house, a home: It’s Magic in the Making. Under Anna’s guidance, we pour our heart and passion into handcrafting home accessories that turn every occasion into a special occasion. It is not only the hand polished bronze alloys that are made by hand, but also the meticulously crafted glass that we offer to you.
Our extensive range can be found in some of the worlds’ most demanding volume hotel operations. Our products, are sturdy and durable, resist chipping are stackable and they do not wobble. As a material, glass prevents the development of germs and bacteria. Finally, all of Anna’s designs are manufactured exclusively with colours that are lead and cadmium free.
I love objects with a personality; what is perfectly imperfect and what is effortlessly beautiful
Bored with white dinnerware sets? AnnaVasily home accessory collection will spoil you with charming ideas that will help you host awesome parties. Matte metallics combined with feminine blooms and pastel shades contrast with modern metals and delicate glass. Our collections vary from season to season, based on upcoming events, what our guests love most and which is the vogue in colour coordination. Now you can kiss your boring white dinnerware goodbye!
AnnaVasily products are found only on our website. All home accessories we place at your disposal are exclusively found on our website; you will not able to spot anything so unique on any other website or store!
Your gifts will be gifts that keep on giving. Your gifts will make them feel truly special. Your high tea stand will be a temple for their desserts, worthy of worship. A gift for any occasion!
Just look at the packaging! Gold foil, layers of fabric that will protect your new object, lux light blue box interior. Furthermore, delivering to the most luxurious hotels worldwide, we have learned how to protect our objects in transport.