Bear & Beau creates home decorations for children, with an exclusive range of handmade ink illustrations, premium wallpapers and lovingly designed lifestyle objects in London.
Founded by award-winning creative director Corinne Caddy-Townshend, each illustration is uniquely created with custom-made bamboo pens in her home studio in South London.
Corinne’s art has been influential throughout her life, even as a young child; her entrepreneurial style blossomed when she created and sold her watercolor artworks at school for friends as a hobby. Her talent, as well as the experience of connecting with people through her projects, encouraged her to pursue this career.
She continued to study graphic design at the university, achieving prominent roles as design director and head of art direction with various design agencies and award-winning advertising. Along the way, an impressive portfolio was built, collaborating with premium and high-profile luxury brands around the world, from Jo Malone to Silver Cross, from Smythson to Burberry.
As a new mother and creative by profession, she understood that it was the right time to use her entrepreneurial spirit and her talent to start telling her own story, taking care of unique works of art, timeless and contemporary for the family home.
Each piece was influenced by her family with a positive message, inspired by the magic of the natural world. She developed her character and her way of life, welcoming a balanced and joyful life – these aspects can be seen through her work and through the pieces that will complete the elegant home, appreciated by both children and adults.