When I was on the hunt for a special Christmas gift I stumbled across this wonderful online store. A direct hit! Enchanting design, real wow-art, an ultra-cool philosophy as well as international designers behind the scenes. The result was a hipster-Lion-Jumper and my hubby was more than pleased. A true new favorite jumper! And because we wanted to share our enthusiasm for JUNIQE with you wonderful people, you can now read our first shop review of the year, yay! A fun great interview with the creative mind behind JUNIQE. Chatting with us was Lea Long, Co-Founder and Managing Director.
Stand out from the crowd! Art for everyone made in Germany!
A fantastic idea! Look how beautiful this world can be!
WHO IS JUNIQE?
JUNIQE is the shop for eclectic art prints, apparel and accessories. An antidote to big brand BS. We’re an experienced team of e-commerce and design veterans who scout out the best independent artists from all over the world. Our hand-picked artworks make us a magnet for font fetishists, graphic geeks and fashion junkies.
WHAT DO YOU OFFER?
JUNIQE is on a mission to offer exciting and affordable art to everyone. A one-stop shop for friends of form and colour, we curate a selection of new designs several times each week. We want to see art everywhere. That’s why we offer artworks printed on T-shirts, sweaters and tech accessories as well as posters, canvases and acrylic glass. On top of that, we constantly have new categories in the works. We work with a handful of manufacturing partners based in Germany who use the latest printing techniques and materials of the highest quality. Quality and the environment are big topics for us.
WHO ARE THE JUNIQE ♥ ARTISTS
Our goal is to empower both emerging and established international artists to profit from the sales of their work so that they can continue to do what they do best: create art. Our platform enables them to share their talent with a larger audience.
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE IDEA TO CREATE JUNIQE?
I have a great passion for design products and have always spent a lot of time decorating and setting up my home and those of my friends. The selection of furniture and accessories available for the different rooms is very broad and there is something available for almost every budget. But if you then search for art to decorate your walls, it is different: it is very hard to find affordable and good quality art that does not come from a mass-produced furniture store. That is what we wanted to change. We want to make current art available online, support artists and make their work accessible to everyone.
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT JUNIQE?
The hand-picked selection. Shopping experience is key at JUNIQE. Therefore, we give consumers a curated selection of interesting and individual art. With weekly themed shops and new artists, we ensure that our product offer is always fresh and exciting in our online gallery.
But also our unique product portfolio. Our model lives from the idea to let the customer decide how he wants to experience art. Therefore, we sell our designs not only as art prints for the wall, but also on a number of other products such as shirts, sheets and pillows. With our model we break the traditional understanding of “art”. With this approach, we are unique in the European market.
WHO IS BEHIND JUNIQE?
We’re a team of creative kids, art lovers, marketing gurus and e-commerce specialists. All with one dream: to bring more art into your life. Sure it sounds ambitious but we love a challenge!
Thank you for this laid-back interview Lea!
JUNIQE – for us pure luck.
Our conclusion: Extremely siebenschoen!
Way to go JUNIQE!
We can’t wait to see more!
You should check out the JUNIQE online shop: www.juniqe.com !
It`s worth it.
All pictures by JUNIQE.