About Us

What We Do

Mararamiro is a global inspired home decor store with a shoppable photography studio in Toronto. We offer collections of vintage and contemporary home decor objects from around the world, as well as bespoke pieces designed by our team. In addition, we carry paintings, textiles, prints and more. Whether produced by the makers for their own daily utilitarian use or for artisanal artefact purposes, these genuine pieces are rich in narrative and detailed history.

STUDIO BY MARARAMIRO

Canada's 1st Shoppable Studio

Our Name, Mararamiro

The name “Mararamiro” is a Shona name from Tanya’s husband birthplace, Zimbabwe, a place she calls her second home. Inspired by the way of life practiced by early Shona inhabitants of the timeless structures of Great Zimbabwe, the name Mararamiro translates to “a manner of living encompassing a person’s values and attitudes; an expression of personalities, tastes and preferences.” Mararamiro is a reflection of longevity and the continuity of conscious living.

TANYA TESSIER

Our Founder

Tanya Tessier is the founder of Mararamiro, a company that seeks to marry her passion for art and design with a desire to support economic opportunity for makers in under-resourced settings. Prior to opening Mararamiro, Tanya worked as Home Decor Product Developer for one of the world’s largest retailers. She was Creative Director at an Art Company and Fashion Designer at an iconic Canadian brand.

Our Mission

Our mission is to move beyond throw-away culture and conspicuous consumption by offering a thoughtful experience that values the joy of discovering unique home decor. Your space should share your story and values - travel off-the-beaten-path, authentic products, and ethical sourcing.