Jean-Christophe Hryb has scoured the markets of flea collectors from St Ouen aParis to the Rosebowl in Pasadena since 1979.
This is where he came up with the idea to sell vintage postcards - framed front and back to show the amazing Calligraphy from the Past - and advertisements from vintage fashion magazines. These were his first two products. He soon diversified his wall decor offering creating dozens of lines since and selling to litterally every successfull retail gift and home/furniture store and chains of stores in the USA over the years.
Always on the lookout for new concepts in overcycling and product development for its own stores and international customers. His companies Style de Vie and Twenty Gauge have generated tens of millions of Euros in revenue over the years while honing
Jean-Christophe Hryb's Eye and Sense of Design.
Considered as innovators of vintage design in Los Angeles and the USA, we are particularly recognized for our expertise in the design of sourcing, restoration and over-cycling of vintage elements. This thanks to our relations with our relations with the large (and smaller) Collectors in Europe and the USA. Style de Vie has mastered the alchemy of restoration through special techniques developed over decades to preserve the integrity of each piece.
Our special collection of reclaimed elements and materials inform our contemporary aesthetic.
There is that twenty years Twenty Gauge - now the Vintage Division Lifestyle - introduced the steel lockers now universally known in the fitness industry Ameublemet as sr found in major stores Decor industry giants like Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, IKEA and many more. Twenty Gauge , always a leader in visionary design, has brought factory amenities to your living room, military blankets as a trendy and durable upholstery option to your favorite dining chairs, industrial butcher blocks to your kitchen and a basket locker toy storage unit in
"Little Johnny's bedroom!"
JC Hryb has been instrumental in the development of design in recent decades and the Industrial and Vintage movement which has transformed the Industry to this day.
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JC Hryb (born Jean-Christophe Hryb) is an interior designer born in Versailles (France) and emigrated to the United States of America in 1987.
Hryb owns custom furniture and interior design company Style de Vie,  and vintage steel furniture restoration company Twenty Gauge;  located inside the historic Helms Bakery  in Culver City, California. Then he opened his own showroom on Beverly Blvd. In Hollywood, CA.
JC Hryb was one of the forerunners of bringing Industrial Vintage to the home. Classical antiques have always been used in decor, but why not “antiques” from the industrial age, a period that shaped our world as we know it today both culturally and in terms of design (see Haywood Wakefield, Knoll, Eames, etc. JC Hryb is the first American wholesaler (how he started his career) to offer "Vintage" as we know it today as a wholesale line and concept viable at the famous American furniture fair circuit (NYC, LA, High Point, etc.), his vision was quickly recognized and copied time and time again by giants like IKEA, Restoration Hardware (HR (company), Pottery Barn - who created a division based on the famous "Basket Locker" and launched "https://www.pbteen.com/ in 2003.
A myriad of stores followed suit and JC Hryb's vision changed the world of design as we know it today. Vintage was quickly overthrown by major retailers and offered as the “new industrial look” for the home.
It is still a very big trend in home decor business today as well as a huge influence on retail design.
Style de Vie is Hryb's creative outlet for custom interior design and modern furniture manufacturing.
In 2008, JC worked in conjunction with fellow French designer Christian Audigier  to design Audigier's flagship clothing and furniture store for THE SAME GUY '(name of the retail concept)  in Los Angeles, California. 
JC marries its affinity for modern design with the restoration / customization of vintage furniture for Twenty Gauge.  Twenty Gauge specializes in restoring and revitalizing vintage furniture from the 1930s to the 1950s to give it new life, albeit with a slightly modern twist.  JC says of salvaging or upgrading vintage furniture: "I love its industrial look and history, but the lines are clean ... and made of metal so it looks modern." 
An original coffee table that JC constructed from a period architectural filing cabinet won the Home Magazine American Furniture Award in the “Preserving Tradition” category. Since then, Twenty Gauge has also become world renowned for its inventive reconstruction and reassembly of vintage steel furniture for the home and office. They now offer custom design and finishing services to meet the needs of clients with specific design requirements or those who wish to achieve their vision. JC welcomes and appreciates the imagination of his clients, and works personally with them, helping them to create the furniture of their dreams.
Visionary Twenty Gauge now also offers interior design both residential and commercial, please visit our sister company and umbrella @ www.styledevie-fr.fr
In 2019, the founder of SDV and TG, JC Hryb, returns to his roots, offering the same services he did in Los Angeles "on the French Riviera", based in Saint Tropez. His presence was immediately recognized by the local Design community.
Considered as an innovator of vintage design in Los Angeles and the USA, JC Hryb li is now particularly recognized for his expertise in the sourcing, restoration and over-cycling of vintage elements which he selects himself to meet the needs of its clients: Art, furniture, accessories, lighting, etc. etc ...
Since 1993 in the USA, Style de Vie has been a trusted resource for architects, design professionals, as well as creatives, stars from Los Angeles to New York (actors, directors, designers, chefs, musicians, etc.) and various business leaders.
JC Hryb now offers the same in France and Europe. He also offers Home Staging, of which he has become an expert.
JC Hryb is committed to providing solutions that are both aesthetic and functional.
He works closely with his clients to provide artistic direction while maintaining their unique vision. He guides his clients through the design, fabrication and installation process. The development of his own product lines, as well as the multitude of unique pieces created, designed and manufactured for his clients and their projects, quickly refined his knowledge of the materials and the sense of design necessary to create a piece of furniture or an entire project in such a way. fast and effective.
JC Hryb's international experience spanning more than 30 years in the creation and development of companies and product lines has led him to provide consulting services.
His experience, both vertical and horizontal, allows him to advise his clients - from the creation of a product to the entire structure of their company - from a business plan to finally a marketing, promotion and sales strategy.
JC has not yet established a formal Showroom in Europe because he has not determined which city is best suited to his talents ... other than Paris ... but being of family, he chooses to live on the Côte d 'Azur where the immediate family took root by chance when he went to the United States in the late 1980s.
JC Hryb still works internationally, particularly between the USA and Europe.
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