Daniel Pontius is an artist and designer specializing in textiles with a focus in assemblage, piecework, and embroidery. His eye for beauty is influenced by the narrative-driven styles of traditional folk work and a love of the hand made. He’s interested in the interplay between beauty and functionality and whether he’s curating a collection of custom pillows, sourcing unique furniture, or fabricating his own vintage-inspired lighting, Daniel aims to create environments that feel beautiful, historical, and lived in.

    After graduate school, Daniel worked as an interior designer in London and then in New York for Clodagh and Deborah Berke and Partners. In 2014, he and his husband, artist Cirilo Domine, founded the Los Angeles design studio, Simeona Leona, named for their grandmothers.