Box containing 12 postcards ( poster reproductions ), cover : SCHNEIDER TROPHY, 1931 - SUPERMARINE S.6.B. ( Artist : Colin Ashford )
In 1983, Lucio and Meera Santoro set up their first premises in a little studio off Carnaby Street in London ( England, United Kingdom ). Soon after the launch of their debut collection, 20th Century Fox came to visit and granted Santoro the license to create a print collection featuring Hollywood icons.
In 1994, Santoro launched the first Swing Cards®. These unique, moving 3D cards have since brought joy to over 15 million recipients and won numerous design accolades including " Card of the Year ", " Most Creative Use of Paper " and an " Art Director " award. In 2000, Santoro's Bang on the Door collection won LIDA's " Brand of the Year " Award - the highest accolade in the brand and licensing industry. This enormously successful collection of bright, bold sketches generated over $800 million at retail and heralded the launch of a new division in the Santoro group : Santoro Licensing.
Lucio and Meera Santoro's first pop up book, Journey to the Moon, was published by Simon and Schuster in 2007. Centred on Santoro's interactive designs and vivid artistic style, Journey to the Moon and the following publications Predators ( 2008 ) and Wild Oceans ( 2010 ) have been hailed as major feats in paper - engineering.
In 2010, Santoro launched the beautiful Gorjuss collection to enormous acclaim. This stunning range of artworks has captivated people's hearts and imaginations. The ever expanding collection currently features over 800 products and is available in more than 55 countries around the world. The following year, the success of Santoro's property development division - Santoro Deluxe Design - was recognised when Lucio and Meera won Best Residential Property Interior and were Highly Commended in the Single New Property category at the Bloomberg & Google International Property Awards. Their properties have also been shortlisted for two Categories in the 2011 Kitchen Bedroom Bathroom Awards and in the 2012 Society of British Interior Design Awards.
In 2013, Santoro opened a pop - up boutique in Harrods and launched an exclusive apparel line only available in Undercolours of Benetton stores. Two years later, Santoro opened Santoro store in historic Milsom Street, Bath ( Somerset, England ).
( sources : www.santoro-london.com, Wikipedia )