Riia Bernard-Paulin, founder and creative director of PERL B, is originally from Finland and has lived and worked in Marseille since 2009.
After studies in International Business, Design and Interior Architecture, Riia worked as an Interior Designer for projects in Helsinki, Bristol and Marseille.
In her work and personal life, Riia has always searched for locally produced, quality items.
A lesson already learned from her grandfather, working in the leather industry and a grandmother always creating clothes for her when a child.
After moving to France and looking for a quality tote bag (which see ended up making her self), Riia decided to rebel against cheap production, which do not last and items which are never re-used or passed from mother to daughter - this is how, in 2014, PERL B was born.
PERL B is known for beautiful items made from luxury leathers,natural materials and European made quality fabrics.
Production is always local; in their own ateliers in South of France.
In her work, Riia is highly influenced by the purity of Finnish nature and Nordic design as well as the warmth and light of Mediterranen living.
These two worlds coexisting in her life are translated into items with clean and elegance lines, all spiced up with a touch of colour.