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Gardenia Collection: Credenza, 2020. © Atelier Caracas. Courtesy Studio Boheme.

(Miami, FL) — Studio Boheme is pleased to announce its first project, a capsule furniture collection entitled Gardenia designed by Venezuelan architects Rodrigo Armas and Julio Kowalenko, the principals behind Atelier Caracas. Founded by interior design professional Carlos Mancin, Studio Boheme is a new Miami-based collective that functions as a digitally-native platform to commission, produce, and showcase cutting edge international design bridging the disciplines of art, architecture, and product design.The Gardenia Collection is comprised of a symbolically-charged credenza and dining table, both sculptural and functional, that glorify mid-century kitsch aesthetics in Venezuelan architecture and design.

In the mid-nineteenth century, Modernism swept through Venezuela captivating a community seeking to reimagine intellectual and aesthetic conventions. New architecture and design masters emerged embracing Modernism and the International Style across countries like Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, and Argentina, among others. This clash of new ideologies caused a cultural and aesthetic schism between those who decided to embrace a new approach to function and form, and those who resisted the streamlined forms and vectorized furniture.

Envisioned by Julio Kowalenko and Rodrigo Armas of Atelier Caracas while sitting around a forged-iron table in Caracas, Venezuela, the Gardenia Collection is a nostalgic reimagination of kitsch garden furniture, taking mid-century Venezuelan roots as a jumping off point and positing new design with sumptuous curves, playful details, and premiere craftsmanship. The Gardenia Collection reinserts ornament and romantic geometries back into contemporary design. Through a playful yet simplistic approach, the collection is reminiscent of the whimsical and eclectic style of mid-century middle class Venezuelan domestic interiors.

The Gardenia Collection is made-to-order and available for purchase at

Studio Boheme is a design collective based in Miami, Florida that serves as a digitally-native platform to commission, produce, and showcase cutting edge international design. Each of our designers express their point of view by bridging the disciplines of art, architecture, and product design. All of the artists’ functional pieces have been precisely crafted and designed through highly collaborative yet uniquely personal creative processes that seek to disrupt traditional definitions of art and design. The collective was founded in 2020 and is helmed by interio design professional, Carlos Mancin. Learn more about Studio Boheme at and follow @studio_boheme_ on Instagram.

Founded in 2015 by Julio Kowalenko and Rodrigo Armas, Atelier Caracas is a precociously productive studio based in Caracas, Venezuela. Operating as a platform for formal, aesthetic, and cultural investigation spanning architecture,furniture, and fashion, Atelier Caracas draws strong influences from pop culture and everyday found objects to create alluring spaces and objects at once humorous , through-provoking, and symbolically charged. Atelier Caracas was recently nominated for the Royal Academy Dorfman Award 2019. Their work has been featured in Domus, Arquine, Dezeen, Frame, Divisare, Elle Décor, and Architectural Digest, among other prestigious digital and printed media. Lear more about Studio Atelier Caracas at and follow @ateliercaracas on Instagram.

Ellie Hayworth |