We are two designers – Elly Joel and Kylie Thévenau, and together we are The Bell Jar, a print studio focused on the design and development of beautiful surface pattern and textile design for fashion and interiors.
We come from complimentary design backgrounds in illustration, graphic, fashion, textile and product design, as well as a small mountain of retail hours clocked up between us. For years we dreamed of collaborating on a project or business. Many cups of coffee, a child, a film, a couple of weddings and a tidal wave of freelance work later, we decided joining forces was inevitable and The Bell Jar was born in June 2011.
We are currently developing our first complete collection for trade fair presentation and be sure to check back with us soon as other studio services are on their way.