Rio, the designer behind the brand Literary Emporium, lives and works in Frome, Somerset. Rio started the business after completing a degree in English. Combining her love for classic literature and beautiful books, with her interest in craft, she began to make necklaces with a literary theme.
It all started with a single postcard featuring a famous quote from Wuthering Heights, her dissertation subject at the time. Rio is always expanding her products and has since gone on to make bracelets, rings, earrings, bags, prints and much more.
She uses her growing book collection to inspire new work. The brand is currently stocked in a number of places including The National Portrait Gallery, Oxford University’s Bodleian Libraries’ shop and Keats’ House.