The etymology of “MIKAELLE” derives from combining my name “Mikako” with the French word “Elle” (her) hoping to deliver a unique space and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
I was born in Kyoto and have had the privilege to travel and live in countries such as the United States, Switzerland and France. I believe this has been a special odyssey to nurture and expand my worldview.
I have always taken great pleasure through playing and creating something with fabrics since my early childhood.
A moment of revelation led me to Maison Lesage in France, an embroidery studio in Paris which has been intimately linked with the history of Haute Couture since 1924.
Furthermore, serendipity led me to the exquisite charm of Scandinavian furniture and the passion to collect the works of the great masters today.
The invaluable time spent abroad has become a driving force to recognize the beauty engraved in Japanese craftsmanship, and further nurtured my motivation to combine and deliver the “best” of the both worlds.
“MIKAELLE” is the beginning to share a culmination of such unique experiences collected from various charming cultures.