About Us

At The Setting we take care in crafting stories and experiences that thoughtfully blend product and programming.

The Setting was formed by Amanda Shine and Billur Kazaz in 2015 after meeting in a Chelsea ceramic studio. They began collaborating on creative projects and soon after joined forces to produce a coral and candlelit wedding held on a private beach in Shelter Island, New York and have not looked back since.

With over ten years of experience creating one of a kind moments, Amanda and Billur have traveled across Europe, Asia, Africa and the U.S. customizing activations with a special focus in hospitality and homeware.

They specialize in developing one of a kind experiences which has naturally shaped their most recent work within hotel development and branding. They have launched two hotel properties in Montauk and East Hampton while contributing to brand and content development for a portfolio of boutique properties throughout North America. Their newest project is a 171 key hotel opening in TriBeCa, New York next year.



Product Design

Digital Content Creation

Brand Building and Design

Experiential Programming and Events

Brand Partnerships and Collaborations

Influencer Engagement and Activations

Custom Ceramics and Capsule Collections



Event Ideation and Concept Development

Sponsorship Management

Production Design

Onsite Installation and Breakdown

Guest List Oversight and Contribution

Custom Collateral

Handmade Gifting

Floral Tablescapes

Prop and Food Styling

Content Creation and Digital Strategy

Live Calligraphy and Illustration

Handmade Ceramics


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