During her university education, Rebecca Felcey acquired a master's degree in Art History and Visual Art. The creation and the artistic reflection animated her course and naturally guided her choices when she created the Portobello company in 1998.
Rebecca Felcey's dual role as designer and art director gives her a very personal creative approach that offers a new take on decorating, both through her creations and her selections.
Her work is nourished by the dialogue between the personal, the designer's"idea" at the heart of any creative project, the function of the object and its universality. Rebecca Felcey likes to devote herself to drawing, to the beauty of proportions and proposes an elegant and intelligible vision of design, without excluding a playful and sometimes radical approach.
A recurring theme: the search for a formal and functional mastery regularly confronted with the"accident". The latter becomes an integral part of the creative process. This " deconstruction " gives all its emotion to some of his pieces. One thinks of the hole in the Désordonnier bookcase, the irregularly assembled boards of the Cut table or the black lines that interrupt the marble tops of the latest Ad Vitam Tables.
Great importance is given to the choice of materials, with associations between raw and sophisticated materials, while privileging the lines to better transmit the essential and remain as close as possible to the sketch.
At the head of her own publishing brand, Rebecca Felcey affirms her desire to promote small and medium-sized structures in order to value difference against standardization. Thus, Portobello now defends production methods on a "human" scale.
At the same time, Rebecca Felcey is a renowned interior designer. She imbues her projects with her creativity, favoring the blending of styles and the beauty of materials. Her missions are nourished by the dialogue with the client and her sense of customization.
Finally, Rebecca Felcey is naturally a real " scout" for new talents, highlighting them in her boutique in the same way as her demanding selection of furniture, lighting and object editors.