ŞENER BESIM is an Australian-born, Melbourne-based, internationally renowned designer.
His experience growing up in Australia is typical of second-generation immigrants everywhere. Of neither one place nor another, culturally, spiritually and intellectually he was a go-between.
“An immigrant’s vision shifts between a sense of estrangement from the surrounding environment and a need to attain a productive standpoint; the making of objects, situations and memories generates a new, unexpected dynamic. In this way, I still try to consider myself an immigrant.”
With decades of work in the luxury industry, ŞENER BESIM has used his immense experience, knowledge, and natural capacity for design, to create a brand true to his most authentic self. Finding inspiration in his heritage, architecture, and the metaphysical, each piece is designed to evoke values of quietness and equilibrium whilst remaining committed to sustainable, ethical, and socially responsible practices.
“I am drawn to luxury products that exist outside of trends, pieces that sit at the edge of fashion”
ŞENER BESIM's work explores extreme luxury with a heightened sense of conscionable creation. Objects and sculptures hand-crafted with care to a meticulous finish, each unique piece is destined to be worn by discerning women – and men –with passions that encompass the visual arts and architecture, style, and design.
Launched from Paris in 2016, the first ŞENER BESIM Eyewear collection was received with overwhelming enthusiasm from the international fashion industry. Securing floor space at the most progressive and renowned boutiques in the world including Colette, L'Eclaireur, Dover Street Market, and Just One Eye LA. Handmade in Japan, the range is comprised of multiple but related models. Like links in a chain, they tell a tale of integrity, complexity, and proportion. Architectonic, delicately ornamented, and technologically pure, they are the ultimate in face embellishment.
In 2018 ŞENER BESIM debuted his first Fine jewellery collection, marking the expansion of the luxury brand and a sign of things to come. Each piece hand-crafted in 18ct gold or sterling silver features turquoise and black diamond details. Inspired by Ottoman architecture and Modernist sculpture, the pieces are of the moment but still timeless; each celebrating the qualities of perfect geometry, a restrained sense of exuberance, and sophisticated stillness.
2022 saw the inception of the ŞENER BESIM ready-to-wear category, the release of his first knitwear capsule is an exciting and long-awaited next step for the designer. Made in Italy of exclusively Italian fabrics, ŞENER BESIM continues his journey to find a balance between luxury and mindfulness.
‘The concept of ‘framing space’ purposefully harnesses the power of Ottoman and Byzantine aesthetics in architecture. These ancient methods mastered the technique of building vast inner spaces confined by seemingly weightless yet large-scale domes and achieving perfect harmony between the internal and external’.