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Gino Vian is a Houston artist and designer. He creates impactful spaces using mostly vintage reclaimed materials. He is a collector of curious goods and unique pieces which he often refurbishes and incorporates into his design projects. Along with his wife, he owns Merchant And Market, a design / build / shop in the Montrose neighborhood. The shop offers their one-of-a-kind finds and also serves as a walk-through portfolio of Gino’s work and outside the box aesthetic. His work can be seen at many of the unique properties, bars & restaurants he has designed throughout the city and beyond. Gino is a self-taught artist who draws inspiration from his everyday surroundings. He credits his unique style to his diverse, multicultural upbringing. He’s equal parts madman and creative genius who thinks good design is a custom space that provokes feeling & emotion.