Ghilian Chevelu is a design student at Inscape Design College in Cape Town, South Africa. As a child from a family of art jewellers, Chevelu spent most of his childhood searching the world for tribal jewellery. He spent many of his trips abroad learning about foreign cultures and studying the art of whichever part of the world he found himself in.
These experiences shaped him into who he is today as well as the art that he creates. Throughout his life, he has expressed himself and captured life through many different mediums such as photography, design, product design and art. Chevelu loves working with old objects that no longer serve a purpose and re-imagining them into contemporary pieces of art.
His latest venture includes a clothing brand that he recently developed, called Illucid Apparel. The idea to create this brand was formed out of his love for travelling, music, surfing, skating, art and all forms of self-expression. Illucid was created to allow people to embrace their self-expression, whatever form that may be.
Chevelu wants to create a sense of community with his brand, bringing together individuals with the intention of self-expression.
His most successful project to date is an old, rusted garden chair which he transformed into a modern contemporary piece of furniture.