Everything about Bijou Lakay – Know the Designer
The purpose of this serie is to share with our audience, customers, visitors and family, about our story. Get to know more about your favorite, unique and ethical line of jewellery.
Throughout the journey Daphnée Floreal and her brand Bijou Lakay’s stunning designs received recognition by numerous institutions. To name a few:
DIGICEL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2014
MADRID DESIGN ASSOCIATION
at the Bienal Iberoamericano de Diseno, on two consecutive occasions (2012, 2014)
WINNER OF THE HAÏTI CRÉATIVE COMPETITION
Launched by the BID in 2017 to recognise Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurism in Haiti
WINNER OF THE ECONOMY ORANGE CONTEST
organized by IADB IN 2018
recognized Daphnée Floreal among 10 Haitian entrepreneurs for their contribution on reinventing Haiti by innovation
DAPHNÉE KAREN FLOREAL.
Before Dapnée Karen Floreal discovered jewelry design as a hobby and created the brand Bijou Lakay one year later, she worked as a Training Manager in the Haitian banking industry. She is a bibliophile, with a particular predilection for spiritual books, dealing with personal development, positive thinking and Haitian history. Daphnée enjoys music from all walks of life, loves to cook and dine out, travel and discover foreign cultures. Above all, Daphnée is determined to provide assistance to poor children and constructive support to underprivileged youth.
Daphnée has a Bachelor in Business Administration and also an Executive MBA. She has strong experience in Banking, Finance, Investment and Management. Daphnée also completed professional training at “Accessory Design and Jewelry Manufacturing in Altos de Chavon Romana” in Dominican Republic in 2013.
As passionate as she is about her craft, the culture and history of her country and entrepreneurship, it’s not surprising to learn Daphnée Floreal is also invested in supporting young people in those fields as well as various other causes in her community like the promotion of literacy and sports.