AUREUM DESIGN is a contemporary decor, art and homeware brand designed and made in Johannesburg, South Africa . Textile designer and fine artist Nicole Levenberg designs limited edition fabric prints from her original drawings, using a combination of silkscreening, digital printing and hand painting techniques. Levenberg also creates bespoke handpainted artworks, as well as editions of screen printed works on paper. AUREUM collaborates with leading South African furniture and interior designers such as Anatomy Design, Dokter and Misses and La Grange.
"The story of AUREUM is deeply rooted in its city of origin, and my place of birth, Johannesburg”, says Levenberg. Johannesburg was founded in the late 1800s as a result of the discovery of gold in the Transvaal, and became known as the City of Gold, with Transvaal later being renamed Gauteng, the Sotho word for place of gold.
"As a tribute to our endlessly inspiring and richly historical City of Gold, I have named AUREUM's debut range The Gold Collection, as it is inspired by South Africa and more especially Johannesburg”, she adds. AUREUM prides itself on creating unique pieces forclients with an appreciation for high quality, small quantity, handmade fabrics, products and artworks. AUREUM will be launching The Gold Collection at the Handmade Contemporary Fair in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, 9-11th October 2015.