Who is Christian Graciel ?

Douala (Cameroon) born designer Christian Graciel launched his own brand in 2003. After 10 years in fashion industry as a freelance designer for notorious international brands, he gave a more spiritual direction to his career. Fascinated by nature, undeniably inspired by his roots and origins but also by Indonesia’ s natural beauty, Christian Graciel magically transforms raw and natural materials into luxury gender- fluid and unique jewelry, accessories and handbags.

Designer Christian Graciel

qoutation markI like working with raw, natural materials, they enable me to get up-close to nature.

I get inspired by everything that’s old, everything that has already had a life. I recover

wood scraps, even old roots, to transform into bags.

A creative inspiration undeniably linked to his birth

This transfiguration of raw and scrap materials and inspirational process is likely to be intertwined with Christian’s birth; he was pronounced dead as a newborn in 1970 before miraculously coming back to life again thanks to an alert medical student.

The raw and natural materials carefully selected by Christian Graciel himself experience a real metamorphosis. All products whether from teak, burl, rosewood and soar wood or even shells or genuine leather are naturally and ecologically handmade by Christian’ s team of devoted and local craftsmen. Each item is unique, and Christian’s fabulous signature collection definitely expresses the pureness and the beauty of nature.

THEY TALK ABOUT CHRISTIAN GRACIEL

NY Times : Christian Graciel in the New York Times
Christian Graciel in Le Monde
Christian Graciel in The Yak magazine
Christian Graciel in Jeune Afrique
Christian Graciel in Bali Gazette