Brenda Schoenfeld was born in Taxco, Mexico into a dynasty of legendary artisans.
Her late uncle's were famous master silversmiths known since 1946 as "Los castillo's",
While her grandmother, fashion designer, Tachi Castillo
Provided visiting european aristocracy and sophisticated fashion conscious American women
With beautiful extravagant couture wardrobes.
Brenda's formative years were an amalgamation of artist, materials, design,
form, detail, and craftsmanship,
a combination which significantly influenced her expressive styles as a designer.
Brenda's fascination with design was nourished and cultivated while exploring
her fertile ideas in the renowned Taxco workshops.
Living in Italy provided close access to artistically stimulating cities and provinces, throughout Europe and North Africa.
She has successfully achieved a balance between her silver pieces handmade in Taxco and her dramatically inspired creations made in the workshops in Florence, Italy.
During this time Brenda also began an additional design journey of passionately restoring, constructing, and remodeling several personal Villas within Tuscany.
In the Villa projects she was able to express additional artistic image and form, and designing unique objects and creating moods.
The culmination of these artisan projects resulted in beautiful, visually stimulating homes, sanctuaries, and inviting spaces.
After having lived in Florence, Italy for the past 18 years Brenda has now
come back to live in her beloved United States,
The country that nurtured her entrepreneurial dreams, gave her confidence and support,
encouraged her to express herself, and enthusiastically
welcomed her as a young designer in 1989.
Brenda has re-established her satellite workshop in her native Taxco, Mexico
where she schedules commutes to from USA to guide her active production .
Her Taxco atelier is the base for her craftsman to produce the newest collections, the unexpected, a new aesthetic balancing both powerful forms and splendor.