Marquetry for the 21st Century

Aryma was founded in 2005, dedicated from the beginning to keeping the ancient skill of marquetry alive and relevant. Under the direction of Howard and Lisa Sansome, it has become a studio as well regarded internationally for its eye for design as its technical mastery of the craft.

Today the company includes a design studio of six, all of whom are both fine artists and trained marqueteurs. Unlike its competitors, Aryma makes no separation between designer and artisan: one person oversees a project in full from originating hand drawn artwork to placing the final piece of veneer. Every piece expresses the hand and eye of the maker and his or her passion for the art of marquetry.

It is this unique blend of design and craftsmanship that has enabled Aryma to establish a world-class reputation for excellence whether applied to super-prime residences, high end retail, superyachts, private jets, luxury cars or bespoke furniture.  Marquetry may be a technique associated with the palazzos of 16th-century Florence or the palaces of 18th-century Paris and St Petersburg, but Aryma’s vision has always been to show it is equally relevant to the discerning elite of the 21st-century.