Franky started Jolie Studio in 2017 after she had worked in the design industry for a number of years, primarily in the workspace sector. During this time Franky found that many workspace designs did not meet the client’s requirements in terms of the emotional side of things. Designs often looked beautiful on paper but lacked personality and human touch - they pleased the eye while there was nothing available for the other human senses. This was the very starting point for Franky to develop an alternative approach to design.
‘I felt we needed to take a whole new direction and approach for every design from the starting point of what we wanted people to feel and experience when they entered a space. I stared the journey by meeting with a lot of experts to really understand the human psychology. I spoke with neuroscientists, someone who was a Professor of Touch, I learned about psychology of colour, aromatherapy and spoke with a Gastronomist too to understand eating experiences,’ Franky recalls.