Denise believes one of life’s simplest pleasures is to be surrounded by things that have been lovingly crafted by hand. To this end, she hand picks each and every piece on offer, cultivating relationships with the artists, designers and artisans who create the works of functional art and fine furnishings. The products you find here are rich: in colour, texture and history, and with a strong cultural voice sure to echo throughout your home. When you admire weaving, beading, carving or hand-work you will feel this unique blend of craftsmanship and culture. You’ll also find many pieces celebrate natural forms and organic textures, which work to connect us to the earth.
Snob’s offerings are innovative, unique and one-of-a-kind. They marry the exotic with refined sophistication. And Denise, as a tastemaker and citizen of the world, has become a design authority in her own rite, sharing her eye and expertise to bring spaces big and small together across the globe.
“The beautiful people of Africa have expressed their abundance of energy and talent to produce exquisite products of modern design and art. Moreover these workers, craftsmen and women and designers share their stories through their work. The relationships I’ve formed with these artists have renewed my spirit and my approach to life. It is this spirit that imbues their work and I hope you enjoy these pieces as much as I do.” – Denise Zidel
A portion of each and every sale at Snob goes to support Education without Borders, and their work in South Africa. Education without Borders is a Canadian founded not-for-profit that brings educational opportunities to impoverished regions around the world (http://myessayshelp.org/). From building schools, to funding programs, to offering tutoring, they work with existing personnel, infrastructure , and environment (both physical and cultural) to provide skills training to both students and teachers alike.