Sonia Boyajian is an unusual breed of artisan, she’s long favored statement jewelry .
When Boyajian began outgrowing her former Hollywood workspace, and decided it was time for a retail venture of her own, she turned to longtime friend Pamela Shamshiri of Studio Shamshiri. The six month project was truly collaborative. “The storyboard they presented to me was my jewelry as fixtures and reimagined as elements throughout the space: door knobs, sconces, pendants. TThey added such a sense of refinement to my kookiness.”
The cavernous space, which spans over 5,000 square feet, features ample showroom and studio space in which Boyajian can both work and entertain.
The square footage of the studio has afforded Boyajian the luxury of bringing every last step of her creative process under one roof. Downstairs, at the far end of the space sits her ceramic studio with two kilns, where all of her pieces get shaped, baked, and glazed by hand. They then travel up a curving flight of stairs to her lofted workspace, which is broken out into equal parts work stations and archival display. The small room where she welds, carves, and assembles the individual parts she’s created sits just across from the room that now houses her expansive 18-year archive.
“When I shop for something I want to know who made it, how it’s made, and where it’s made,” she says. “So I think it’s important that my customer sees that we’re making it right in back and upstairs, and that my customers can come into the ceramic studio.”
Awash in soothing blush tones, one-of-a-kind light fixtures and pendants hang, Jewelry is carefully merchandised in cubby holes dotting the walls.
Boyajian even made the ceramic and white porcelain trays, animal figurines, and ring holders that accessorize the space and bring an intimate feel to the oversized setting.
Sonia’s shop is appointment only.
地址：357 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, California 90036