Meilin Bristiel was born in Santiago, Chile. She later lived and was educated in France, the US, the UK, but went back to reconnect with her roots and family in Santiago for a few years. After a career as an equine veterinary surgeon, she decided in 2005 to make her long time passion, interior design, her full time occupation while living in Santiago. While searching for vintage furniture after refurbishing of a 60’s modernist house by architect Jaime Sanfuentes, she stumbled upon the marvels of Santiago’s flea market.
Mei Line Santiago was born of this discovery. A gallery in Santiago’s historical district Barrio Brasil, the offer was refurbished vintage furniture, along with Meilin’s own design pieces (a range of outside furniture made to measure by local artisans). The shop was set in a town center adobe house from early XXe century , where the furniture was presented in a real house’s setting. Mei Line had to close when the family returned to France.
Ten years later, Mei Line lives on in Provence. Natural dying with vegetal pigments has given a new lease of life to much loved antique linen. Embroidered linen and cotton sheets are given a new use in the form of cushions, table linen, hand bags, bathrobes and bikini cover-ups. Mei Line also offers unique lavender pouches filled with home grown and truly organic flowers from the property’s lavender field.
Please note there is a very limited stock of products. As every piece is hand dyed and hand produced, the finished product is unique, but can be made to order when out of stock, with the understanding that there might be some variations of colours due to the artisanal dying process. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact to place an order.