MEET THE MAKER: MARIETTA FROM MY LEISURE
MEET Marietta from My Leisure.
How long has your business been operating? Since October 2016
What do you design, make and create?
I design Lettinis – Italian Made ( Manufactured ) sun-lounges with an adjustable canopy ( sun shade )
The Lettinis can come in 5 different frame finishes, over 62 colours and 3 different sizes.
The main point of difference of my sun lounge is the canopy that makes time on the beach or by the pool so much more enjoyable. No sun in your eyes, no squinting or feeling foggy with too much sun exposure.
You can totally enjoy your mobile. Ipad or tablet or read a book. No sun glasses or hats necessary or parasole for that matter. Light weight but portable. Easy to fold up and store. Rust proof with a 8 year warranty.
Tell me about the person you are in everyday life?
I live with my husband and my adult son, my daughter lives with her dad. But she comes and stays and helps me in my business. I have 2 gorgeous dogs and a cat. I work from home. I travel a lot for work. At this stage I do all warehousing, deliveries, marketing, sales and book work.
Tell me about why you love to create your products?
My products really make a different to the customer. It protects you from dangerous sun glare and UV rays. The quality of the product is outstanding and the price point is excellent. Hotels and resorts can match my product designs to their unique brand and overall look.
My lettinis are now for hire on Bondi Beach, Manly and Noosa.
Tell me about the space you work in to create your products?
I have an office space in my house. I love being able to work as much as I like or take a break when I need to attend to other things. My garage is my warehouse for now.
Tell me about the input you personally have into the design and creation of your products?
My input is 100%. I decide on all designs and colour combinations, material and frame finishes. My designs reflect trends in style and interior designs.
Does your family help or have any input into what you do?
Yes my husband helps with warehousing and deliveries, my son is my IT person and my daughter helps with Social Media.
What are your short term goals?
My short term goals are to introduce the lettinis to as many people as possible, sell the stock I currently have available and talk to hotels about customised orders to add to their customer experience and brand.
What are your long term goals?
My long term goal is to become a staple for Australians when they think of sun lounges and that people use the word Lettini for my product instead of sun lounge with canopy. It is like cappuccino instead of coffee.
Why are you excited to be a part of the Mermaid Sorority Markets?
It is great to be part of a market where so many creative people come together that follow their dream.
THANK YOU for sharing your design story - you can catch My Leisure at the March 11th Big Bayside & Peninsula Design Market to try and test the lettinis for yourself or find out further information here