Andreas Kanellopoulos was born in 1969 in Athens, Greece.
Starting with a brief training in fashion design, he studied academic and technical drawing and, in 1993, moved to Paris where he got his degree in Art and Theatre History – Universities of Paris X, Nanterre and Paris III, La Sorbonne Nouvelle.
After a successful internship at the Comédie Française National Théâtre , he joined the team as textile supervisor in 1998. The theatre and the opera became his life for the years that followed: as a collaborator and then as associate for costume design, he contributed in various prestigious productions in France – (the National Operas of Paris, Lyon, and Montpellier, the Festival of Aix-en-Provence, the Théâtre du Chaillot, the Théâtre des Célestins) as well as other European countries (the Royal Opera House of Covent Garden, the De Vlaamse Opera in Belgium, the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Italy). At the same time, he continued to explore the world of art and textile materials: he studied “art embroidery”, and, at the same time, started designing his first limited-edition embroidered jewellery, accessories, and bespoke embroidered pieces.
He continued to work as costume supervisor with the Bastille National Opera house in Paris until, in 2008, he decided to dedicate himself exclusively to embroidery and textile embellishment. As master craftsman alias Furor Brillante, he initially created bespoke one-of-a-kind embroidery designs for luxury ready-to-wear brands – Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta… – , and was lead to exceptional embellishment pieces that could stand on their own, and could only be categorized as art, through an on line and « sur mesure » luxury customization service. He lives and works in Paris.