Established in 1992, Zelouf & Bell is an alliance between Belfast-born Michael Bell and New Yorker Susan Zelouf that may seem a collision of cultures and characters; instead, a kind of alchemy occurs, engendering extraordinary pieces grounded in practicality and a dialogue between art, history and design. “We don't fit in, but for us, that's a strategy," notes Zelouf. Theirs is an intensely personal new modernism, a distillation of what delights and moves them, informed by that which came before. Zelouf continues, “both of us believe a thing well-made is a thing worth making.” With no house style, just high standards, Zelouf & Bell works in technical marquetry processes with the finest wood specimens. Each piece is a thoughtfully designed and exquisitely made response to a specific moment of inspiration, whether that be a client, song, artist, or place in nature.
Zelouf & Bell work closely with clients and specifiers to a brief, and can customize limited edition portfolio pieces, in terms of materials, finishes, dimensions, form and function. While Unique pieces cannot be remade, Zelouf & Bell work with clients to realize equally dreamy pieces, each with its own unique character and design.