Irina and Alex Stanciu both graduated from the University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest. Later, in 2013, the two decided they wanted to start a personal project that would give them more liberty and creative freedom and so Square Art Studio was founded. Now Irina and Alex make interior decorations and design. Inspired by the traditional architecture in five areas of Romania (Banat - west, Moldova - east, Muntenia - south-east, Oltenia - south-west and Maramures - north-west) they created house-shaped pillows and small decorations integrated in one collection named Houses and Angels.
Firstly they digitally projected each house; afterwards they cut house shapes out of a fabric called chintz using special stencils. Irina paints each piece of fabric with textile paint and then she iron-presses it to help set the paint. Alex assembles each small house with the sewing machine, adding filling for more volume. The bigger pillows are printed respecting the original hand paintings.