Ria and Yiouri Augousti elevate everyday home accessories by swathing them in exotic, luxury materials: Think lizard-embossed trays, watersnake bowls, shimmering shagreen-covered frames, and a sculptural lamp clad in python. Add a few pieces to any room, and the result will be a seriously luxe, richly textured look.
Ria and Yiouri of R & Y Augousti were born, respectively, in the Philippines and Cyprus. They met in London, and now live in Paris. Their chic home and fashion accessories evince the duo’s global backgrounds and interest in multiple facets of design. Featuring a classic French flavor, their luxury goods range from simple trays to ornate shagreen boxes covered in feathers and inlaid shells. Add into the mix the designers’ latest ventures — small leather goods and jewelry — and their fans can take R&Y Augousti’s signature exoticism with them wherever they go.