FUDJE is a new AWARD WINNING design led brand set up by the partners of edje architects, Julie and Elena, WITH OFFICES IN Athens, Greece. Being brought up and having lived in both South Africa and Greece Julie and Elena have always taken inspiration from both countries in their work. By revisiting local craftsmanship and traditional techniques fudje aims to produce a contemporary aesthetic in childrens’ furniture.
As architects, Julie and Elena have always been passionate about buildings and objects with fine detailing and finishes, interesting materials and good craftsmanship. These have always been at the core of their work whether small or large. Designing custom furniture for their own children with these key elements was a natural progression.
The Objects Designed For Fudje Merge All These Elements Together; Local Interesting Materials Crafted Well With Fine Detailing And Finishes. Particular Attention To The Small Details And How Things Are Put Together Is Evident In All The Pieces.
Currently Fudje Is Working With Local Markets In Greece And South Africa In Order To Support Craftsmen And Non-Profit Organisations Such As The Wola Nani Project (Www.Wolanani.Co.Za) Which Helps People Living With Hiv And Aids In South Africa Help Themselves Through Research And Programmes, As Well As The African Craft Trust (Www.Africacrafttrust.Org.Za) Which Is A Non-Profit Organisation Implementing Craft Development Programs Throughout Africa.