Joona is led by Jeanne Henzel, who draws on her fine arts and couture design background to create finely crafted, artistic, and functional design solutions. Jeanne works in the greater San Francisco Bay Area with residential and commercial clients including offices, restaurants, clubs, museums, universities, and resorts.
Jeanne brings her love of color, form, and storytelling to her custom designs. Her trademark is reinventing traditional techniques by juxtaposing playfulness and high drama with cutting edge craftsmanship and innovation. Passionate about designing bold and beautiful interior statements with a YOU-nique factor, Jeanne’s creations can always be counted on as conversation starters.
What is YOU-nique? It’s is the spirit of originality, art, playfulness, and drama that – when coupled with her exquisite fabrication – sets Jeanne’s creations apart. Hard to define, it’s derived from the unexpected, such as uncommon color combinations, unusual textures, custom prints, light play, and artful forms, that come together to create one-of-a-kind results. Jeanne works with clients to incorporate the essential YOU-nique factor that relates to the space, personalities, and site requirements drawing from art, historical design concepts, travel, and classic design proportion.
A proud native of the great state of Kentucky, Jeanne began work as an independent interior decorator in 1999 after a career in technical theater. She majored in studio art at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, studying painting, sculpture, large-scale textile construction, and other media that inform her work.
Jeanne’s upholstery collaborations and installation art have appeared in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Oakland Museum of California, the Berkeley Art Museum/PFA, and are included in the San Jose Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Examples of her installation work include giant fabric structures at the Burning Man arts festival and temporary architectural “slipcovers” for large public buildings. Jeanne is active in several national associations for design professionals. She teaches upholstery and other fabrication techniques, and speaks professionally on design topics.