In 2016 Anna Giannis began a collaboration with the national online retailer, Brands Exclusive. Anna was approached to have Ruby Woman featured on the site. The collaboration was successful and lasted for 24 months and during this tenure had completed many successful campaigns.
Anna Giannis had the privilege of producing sketches and designs for gowns which reflected the 1920s style in honour of the Blu-ray release of Titanic in 2012 for 21st Century FoxSydney. The sketches were commissioned for the international release to celebrate the event in Australia.
Anna Giannis Interiors collaborated with the Amway organisation in Sydney to design bedding and homewares collections for a two-year period. Anna extensively worked with the senior category buyer to create bespoke bedding,which included a multi coloured flat sheet program, duvet sets and designer cushions.
Amway, founded in 1959 by Jay Van Andel and Richard DeVos, is an American company specializing in the use of multi-level marketing to sell health, beauty, and home care products.
In 2015 Anna Giannis launched the fashion label Ruby Woman at the Olsen Hotel South Yarra. Ruby Woman explored the inherent textural and tactile characteristics of fabrics and designs to flatter all body shapes of women, with a focus on curves. The Spring Capsule gave women the freedom to choose from flattering pieces in essentials to effortless stylish outfits.
Anna is a self-taught fashion designer having learnt skills from her experienced mother and aunties. Working with a team of professional pattern makers and local garment manufacturers, Anna was able to design the Ruby Woman collection knowing the garments were made with precision and extreme care.
Anna Giannis created the children’s bedding and sleepwear collection Little Anniein 2006, to bring a touch of whimsical fun to little people’s lives. The range consisted of beautiful 100% spun cotton and cotton sateen in vibrant colours and prints. The range included bedding, duvets, cushions and beautiful pyjamas, for infants to early teens.
Anna won an award at the Expose Exhibition in Melbourne 2007 for her Little Annie collection.
Anna lived intermittently in China for six years. She was based in Shanghai whilst collaborating with furnishings manufacturers all over the country, from Nantong to Beijing. China provided many rare opportunities for Anna, allowing her to collaborate with manufacturers to create beautiful collections. Anna calls China “the artisans’ paradise” and was always in awe of the inspiration and opportunities that were presented.
Anna Giannis was commissioned to work in Dubai and collaborate with a leading bedding manufacturer in the United Arab Emirates. She was the creative director assigned to design, approve and oversee the entire campaign. Anna was responsible for all the aspects including designs, fabrications, sampling and the photo shoot.
“NYC has always been a love of mine. I had been visiting the city for many years before I moved there to live and work. The office and showroom werelocated in the 230 Fifth Avenue Textile building. Looking back now it’s all so surreal.”- Anna Giannis
Anna Giannis moved to New York City in 2008 to launch her business Anna Giannis Interiors and never looked back. The fast-paced environment of working in one of the world’s leading design cities fuelled her passion for textiles and interiors. Anna created her own Anna G bespoke homewares collections selling into department stores. She also quickly built a reputation as an esteemed designer and manufacturer of white label programs for retailers such as Maceys, Bed Bath Beyond and Bloomingdales.
Anna’s goal in New York was to create collections with a point of difference. Whether it was through her fabrics, prints or overall
tailoring of these products, Anna wanted to make an impact. Her homeware ranges were designed incorporating her own personal style and creative nature inspired by her worldly travels and love for fashion.
Anna’s talent and passion were recognised by industry professionals, with editor of Home Textile Today
Warren Schoulberg calling Anna “a star on the brink of stardom”.
Anna Giannis Interiors proudly supports the EROS from the heart, a newly formed charity which donates proceeds to the Starlight Foundation. Anna Giannis Interiors donated a property makeover package valued at $300 which was auctioned off to a lucky bidder.
To raise funds for White Ribbon Australia and make a stand against domestic violence, Anna Giannis Interiors joined forces with a team of passionate individuals to host a screening of Ocean’s 8 at the Como in South Yarra. The night was a huge success and over $7000 was raised for the White Ribbon Foundation. One lucky guest went home with a $300.00 styling voucher from Anna Giannis Interiors.
Anna Giannis Interiors is proud to have supported the wonderful luncheon for the Sisterhood at St Vincent’s Hospital in May 2018. Anna Giannis Interiors donated a coordinated set of bespoke cushions from the AW18 homewares range which were raffled off at the luncheon. The event was a success, with over $64 000 being raised to support Women’s Mental Health at St Vincent’s Hospital.
Anna Giannis Interiors proudly supports the Safe Steps charity, an organisationsupporting women and children to live free from family violence. Anna Giannis Interiors attended their luncheon in June 2018, which was hosted by the esteemed Ms Martine Harte.
Anna Giannis Interiors donated a set of feather filled cushions to the silent auction at the luncheon. The cushions were a two-piece floral and natural coloured set, made in Melbourne as part of the AW18 Anna Giannis Home collection.
Anna Giannis Interiors launched their official partner with the National Breast Cancer Foundation in 2018. Anna Giannis Interiors created a pink inspired feminine range of cushions, available from www.nbcf.com.au, with 25% of cushion sales donated directly to the NBCF.
Anna Giannis was featured in an article in the leading Home Textiles Today magazine
Anna Giannis Opens NYC Showroom
Home Textiles Today Staff, August 18 2008
Designer Anna Giannis opened a showroom here in the 230 Fifth Avenue building to launch her U.S. business this week during the New York Gift Fair/New York Home Textiles Show.
Giannis, an Australian interior designer, has relocated to New York and is launching her business partnership with Mr Zhang who has been in the fashion and textile business in China for 20 years.
“We have many manufacturing partners so we have a lot of flexibility for private label” said Giannis.
The company is launching the luxury AG Casa brand in bedding, bath and accessories this week targeting independent specialty retailers and better department stores. For the New York Home Fashions Market Week (Sept 15-19), Giannis will focus on private label capabilities emphasizing designs and trends in her trend library.
See the full article at: http://www.hometextilestoday.com/article/420667-anna-giannis-opens-nyc-showroom
Anna Giannis was featured in LBD Textiles Magazine in 2009. View a section of the article below:
“Australian textiles company AG Casa has been working on combinations of fabric constructions to show its clients in bedding and homewares such as silk cottons and silk blends in conjunction with an array of prints and colours” says Anna Giannis, founder, AG Casa.
Anna Giannis’ collections have been featured in several design magazines in the USA. Home Furnishing News is a leading digital magazine in the USA which featured an article on Anna Giannis in 2009.
La Maison Jolie is an award winning interior design blog in Australia which featured Anna Giannis in 2017.
Ruby Woman Home by Ann Giannis – Style Lives Everywhere!
“Ruby Woman Home is a luxury homewares brand, proudly made in Australia. Their collections consist of beautifully crafted cushions, throws, table linens and an Alfresco series. RW Home products are easily recognisable with their sophisticated style, luxurious textures and opulent colours that are designed for the discerning individual with a global lifestyle.” – Rani, writer for La Maison Jolie!
Read the full article: http://www.lamaisonjolie.com.au/2017/04/ruby-woman-home-by-anna-giannis.html
Anna Giannis was asked to contribute onWestpac Bank’s Ruby Connection forum, the banks initiative established to support women in business.
Why is having a brand important: highlights from Anna Giannis’ interview with Westpac.
“One of the aspects of our lives we often forget, or where we can find ourselves at odds with our public image, is in our homes,” says Ruby Woman homewares business owner and stylist Anna Giannis.
“Our homes are a representation of ourselves and our lives. Homes are a body of emotion:
they hold memories, experiences and adornments, many of which are symbolic of who we are in private. Stepping into someone’s home often provides an insight into who they really are.”
“People can forget this part of their life but I believe if you are authentic and aligned with your personal brand then there are no missing pieces,” says Anna, which is why she says you need to think about what every part of your life says about you and, “always be authentic”.
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Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles is Asia’s leading home textile event, held at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai, China. It is a dynamic platform for industry professionals and buyers from all over Asia and the world to see the latest in the homewares industry.
Anna exhibited at the event in 2007, showcasing her SS08 homewares collection.
Poyntons Nursery is a large nursery and homewares store situated on 3.5 acres in Essendon. The favourite amongst Melbourne is also a much-loved destination for Anna Giannis, as she loves meandering through their gardens and lifestyle stores.
Anna made a guest appearance at Poyntons Nursery for their VIP sale day in 2017, assisting to sell their homewares ranges and providing styling advice.
Anna held a styling session at Poyntons Nursery to share interior design tips and launch the AW18 Anna Giannis Home collection. In the styling workshop, Anna shared with guests her industry knowledge and best advice for styling each room of the home to create a wow factor.
The Veneto Club in Melbourne is the leading Italian social club that has gaming, a sport complex and an entertainment program under the one roof. It holds many events throughout the year and is very active in supporting charities and causes.
In 2017 the Veneto club held a Charity High Tea event to raise funds for Joel’s Journey and Doncare.Anna Giannis had the honour of addressing over 300 guests, sharing her knowledge of interior decorating and hostingpop-up shop selling her homewares.
Established in 1977, the Australian Gift & Homewares Association (AGHA) is the firstorganisation representing the gift and homewares industry in Australia.
Anna Giannis Interiors exhibited at the AGHA in Sydney showcasing the AW17 homewares collection.
Many homes have heirloom décor pieces which carry sentimental value. This often creates difficulties when trying to purchase new décor to style alongside. Anna Giannis Interiors is available to help clients select bespoke décor pieces which complement their home and personality. Anna will work with you through the process, taking you to selected stores and galleries or creating commission pieces.
The décor consulting service can be conducted in person ordigitally through a series of images and videos.
Anna Giannis Interiors offers the personal art sourcing service, helping you find artwork which will make a statement in your home. Anna will visit your home and immerse her self in the space, allowing her to understand the style of the home and envision potential artwork. As purchasing artwork is an investment and an extremely personal and passionate task, Anna works diligently to achieve your vision.
Anna draws on her industry knowledge and international experience to find you a timelesspiece which will make an impression in your home for years to come. She collaborates with many galleries and artists in Australia and beyond to find you a unique piece which resonates with you and your home.
Anna Giannis Interiors is available to assist you in achieving the perfect layout in your home to maximise space and functionality, whilst providing the desired style and lifestyle elements. Anna will come into your home or assess the space digitally, using her styling experience in collaboration with your wishes to create a floor plan which optimises the spaces potential. Anna can utilise your existing furniture, or work with you to purchase new pieces.The overall outcome of a furniture consultation is to style the home with bespoke pieces in a functional layout which compliments the home, the owner’s lifestyle and highlights the spaces potential.
Anna Giannis Interiors has many years ofexperience with designing custom furniture to suit clients’ aesthetics. Anna specialises in creating bespoke sofas, tailored to the length, depth and inserts required for each client. These commissions are made locally in artisan work rooms and are of the highestquality, meaning they require 8 – 12 weeks to create.
When beginning the styling process, it is vital to have a clear vision, so both the client and the designer is on the same page. A mood board consultation with Anna Giannis Interiors allows your dream home to be presented as an achievable concept that can be used a reference point. The mood board will be presented both physically and electronically. The board incorporates images, finishes and fabric swatches to reflect the concept.
The ideal window treatments in a home provide functionality whilst complimenting the homes style. To ensure the home window treatments are fitted correctly, a comprehensive meeting is conducted where appropriate treatments are considered based on options including light, functional needs, and the overall desired look.
Anna Giannis Interiors works with leading workrooms around Melbourne and Australia to offer the following window treatment services:
Custom curtains with different headings
Sheers with different headings
Decorative curtains such as swags and tails
Anna Giannis Interiors understand that choosing a colour scheme for your home can be a daunting task. Whether it is a new build or an existing property, the perfect paint colour scheme has the ability to create structure and improve the atmosphere of any property.
The professional colour consulting service allows you to collaborate with Anna Giannis Interiors’ international colourist to transform your home.
When colour consulting for an existing home, Anna will visit the property and collaborate with the owner’s vision to decide on the perfect colour scheme to compliment your home. For new builds, Anna will work with the drawings and a mood board which reflects the owner’s desires.