"From the eye of a born-and-raised African interior designer comes the vision of
putting Africa’s captivating prints, artifacts, and designs under the spotlight
giving them the influence of Western design aesthetic. I. LOU works closely with
customers to create unique and innovative custom furniture pieces at sensible
I. LOU was founded by a born-and-raised Angolan entrepreneur and designer, Indira Lourenço, upon her graduation in the Big Apple. Indira custom furniture has been featured in established publications like Interior Design Magazine, Surface Magazine, Modern Luxury Magazine, as well as in Angolan news media. Indira has also been invited to major exhibitions in Paris, London, New York, and Miami. Indira won the 2017 Excellence for Young Designers Award from ANGOSIANA – Association of Angolans in Louisiana and was recently nominated for the 2018 ASID National Awards.
I.LOU is a success-driven unique brand that is known for its quality throughout the designing niche. We take clients ideas and bring them into reality.
2015 – present
I. Lou started in Jul 2015. We have been growing rapidly. I. Lou brand is very excited for your next projects and collaborations for the next months and years. We are passionate about transforming spaces. We will be there to enhance your surroundings and Lifestyle
WHAT I. LOU DOES AND HOW WE WORK?
We have worked with different types of people around the world with the primary aim of customer satisfaction. We provide home delivery of our exclusive products for $55. Our custom furniture is well crafted and manufactured in Italy, Los Angeles, and Asia with keen attention to details. We ship nationally and internationally from our warehouses in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. Some of the services rendered by I. LOU include the following:
- 3D planning
- Virtual staging
WHAT MAKES I. LOU BRAND SO EXCITED?
I. LOU blends an immersive culture that has a rich tradition in the arts and the massive influence of European trends in design. This blend of cultures influenced the view in design that is gaining a global perspective, becoming versatile and able to reflect an array of both traditional and modern styles of multiple cultures.
WHAT IS I. LOU VISION AND GOAL?
I. LOU vision is to nurture an environment that is dynamic and maintains a high level of expertise and sustainability. I. LOU goal is to be able to use our vision, energy, and skills to create distinctive designs that are not only unique in aspect, but in conception as well.
A LITTLE BIT OF THE CEO PERSONA INDIRA LOURENCO (I. LOU)
I believe in being authentic, and that design is more of one’s attitude rather than just the design itself. My passion was always fashion... I first flew to America from Angola to pursue a college degree in chemical engineering. A couple of years in to it, it became clear to me that I had to change the course of my college career. I then moved to New York to pursue a college degree in interior design, thus staying closes to fashion. Those who grew up with me in Luanda, Angola, wouldn’t be surprised by this switch. As a child, I would always be seen running around my neighborhood, designing and altering anything I could lay my hands on. It didn’t matter if they were clothes, shoes, or dé-cor—if I could make it more beautiful and fashionable, I would. Design is all around us and every part of it can influence our experience, both in its visual appeal as well as functionality.