03   Experience

1989-1994 

San Francisco, CA USA

BOWLES SOROKKO GALLERIES

GALLERY OWNER THEN CO-GALLERY DIRECTOR

Development of a naturally artistic eye, and later sales and marketing techniques essential to product design.

I was also a semi-professional film photographer. Personal   works exhibited in progressive galleries in San Francisco and the Bay Area

Fashion Photographer.

1995-1998

San Francisco, CA USA

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

1998 to today

LAGUNA BEACH, CA USA

OWNER AND ART CONSULTANT 

Purveyor of art and development of personal collections for a portfolio of affluent clients.

STYLE DE VIE

OVERCYCLING, DESIGN AND FABRICATION-ART


National USA launch of the "Vintage" movement.

Creation of an art framing company - of "old paper": from Worldwide. 

Bi-annual attendance  at the 6 most prestigious trade fairs  on American territory:  San Francisco, New York, Los High Point Angeles, Atlanta, Las Vegas.

1999- to today

HOLLYWOOD, CA USA

TWENTY GAUGE

2000-2012

WHOLESALE TRADE SHOWS USA

OVERCYCLING, DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING - MEUBLES 

JC Hryb found a rusty old desk in a garage and decided to strip and polish it - revealing the inherent elegance of 50s design combined with the raw beauty of steel...

Twenty Gauge was born!. (www.twentygauge.com).

This company exploded as soon as it opened and contributed even more strongly to developing the "Vintage" movement in the USA - and throughout the world - in direct collaboration with Style de Vie.

Our own Manufacturing Workshop has been created, for our own lines and to offer custom-made furniture to professionals and individuals.

LIFESTYLE
TWENTY GAUGE

DESIGN, DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE-ART, FURNITURE ETC.. 

Our attendance at the largest furniture and decoration fairs in the USA contributes even more strongly to developing the "Vintage" movement in the USA - and throughout the world.

We were the first to offer on-cycle products at the national level and have provided and inspired the giants of the Large Distribution  Decor in the USA and the World: Restoration Hardware, IKEA, Pottery Barn, Room and Board, Sundance Catalog. etc...we still collaborate with some of these brands to this day..

1999-2019

BURBANK,

HOLLYWOOD,

LOS ANGELES, CA

DELRAY BEACH, FL

LIFESTYLE
TWENTY GAUGE

2005-present

EUROPE-USA

LIFESTYLE

STORES/SHOWROOMS

MANUFACTURING WORKSHOP

1999: Manufacturing Workshop is created
2000: Burbank Showroom is established

2001: Furniture Design Division is established.

2005: Los Angeles Showroom is established

2008: Hollywood Showroom is established

2015: Delray Beach Showroom is established

We offer our own Vintage Sur-cycles products: furniture, art and decorative accessories

We offer our design services: art, furniture, accessories, and our interior design division.

DESIGN, OF SPACES  RESIDENTIAL

AND COMMERCIAL

PROJECT EXECUTION AND MANAGEMENT

DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING OF FURNITURE AND SUPPLIES

 

We add to our range of offers the design and the realization

residential and commercial projects.

Jean-Christophe Hryb carries out some initial projects, specializing in the Vintage Industrial Modern style for

which he is now recognized as the specialist

and precursor at the National level and International influencer,

- including a Trophy for the best Upcycler by Home Magazine USA..

 

The Interior Architecture division begins and develops

quickly and with a team of 6 Designers 
Style de Vie tackles the realization of dozens of

residential and commercial projects for individuals, Hollywood Stars, restaurants of celebrated Chefs (such as Adam Fleischman  known for his Umami Burhger channel)  etc...

Note: concept and execution of a Fast Food Franchise, DogHaus  in 2011, (chain with 130 locations currently opening nationally).

Also: store design for Christian Audigier  

notably famous for its ED Hardy line.

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2019 - Present

GULF OF SAINT TOPEZ

EUROPE- USA

LIFESTYLE - EN

DESIGN, OF SPACES  RESIDENTIAL

AND COMMERCIAL

PROJECT EXECUTION AND MANAGEMENT

DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING OF FURNITURE AND SUPPLIES



Jean-Christophe Hryb returns to his sources and establishes himself

in the Gulf of Saint Tropez and the Cote d'Azur in general.

He still consults for projects in the USA but redirects his focus to Europe.

Style de Vie still offers the same products and services in Europe as in the USA

- Vintage decor- furniture and art

- Design 

-Fabrication of art, furniture and supplies

- Project supervision and follow-up

- Consultation :