“In the winter of 2011, photographer and furniture designer Ana Kraš flew from her home in Belgrade, Serbia, to Los Angeles, where she’d been sent by a European magazine to photograph artist-musician Devendra Banhart. Within five minutes, he asked her to marry him. Despite her initial impulse to flee, she stayed—and the two have been together ever since. ” Bullett Media
This is the kind of story you only see on films or read about on books. But you know, reality is greater than fiction. The couple starred in the Fall/Winter 2012 campaign of The Kooples, and are one of the most inspiring pairs nowadays. I already talked about Devendra on the post about the Oliver Peoples video. Let’s know more about Ana.
Ana Kraš was born in Belgrade, Serbia, in July of 1984. Her parents had a photocopy shop and she spent a lot of time there drawing, making paper sculptures and outfits, making custom notebooks for her buddies… She even created two magazines at the age of 8. She suffered the pains of war during her childhood, and after graduating from the University Of Applied Arts in Belgrade she moved to the United States. Soon, her unique and personal work caught the attention of many people and began collaborating with other artists and publications. Ana is an artist in all ways: furniture maker, illustrator, videographer, accessories designer, book maker, and she also works as a photographer.
Her most famous creations are the “Bonbon” lamps, one of a kind colorful hand-woven lanterns with a very original and retro look. They are so special that they could serve just as sculptures. You can order yours at her website (on request). I also love the chairs, very simple yet elegant.
She know lives in the Lower East Side of New York with Devendra, and while she works on her creations at her study she likes listening to piano solos by Dustin O’Halloran, Eric Satie, Akira Kosemura, Hauschka… In all the articles I’ve read about her they say that she is a really nice person.