The Atelier De l’Harmonie came into being a few years ago because of the difficult health issues the founder, Alida Decio, had to face at that time.
At the same time as doctors told Alida that she had a tumour, her sister, who had been given the same diagnosis five years previously, was told that her cancer had returned. Further tests showed there was a genetic and therefore hereditary factor involved (BRAC 1). During the lengthy period of treatment and rehabilitation it became obvious that both her priorities and her outlook on life had to change.
Everything that up till then had seemed stable, reassuring and certain suddenly became uncertain, fragile and tenuous.