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Melamine is part of polymer’s ancestry…not sure if it is a cousin once or twice removed…or maybe a great aunt… Whatever…look no further than French Bull when you are in need of color inspiration.  FRENCH BULL’s debut in January of 2002 marked the return of melamine but with a modern spin. The classic material known for it’s durability and striking color was given a makeover boasting the bold pop culture signature style of designer Jackie Shapiro. After graduating from Parson’s School of Design majoring in fashion, Jackie landed in Italy, working for Milan’s innovative fashion house, Fiorucci. It was here where she began breathing life into familiar images with her graphic style grounded in color and steeped in imagination. A return to New York sparked a freelance career that led to the creation of her own children’s fashion collection, under the “IZZY” label, featured in top stores such as Henri Bendel’s, Saks and Fred Segal.” 

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“The idea for French Bull came about by a desire to create homeware products for design conscious consumers at accessible prices.”

I think the description from The French Bull Story tells it all. The creator of French Bull is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design. She worked at one of the fashion houses in Milan, and then decided to create the French Bull line featuring her background in graphics.


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