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SASKIA DIEZ interview

Firstly, can you tell me a little about yourself? How would you define what you do? I am a designer. I create jewellery, mostly for my own label, Saskia Diez.
What is your definition of beauty? Where do you seek to find it, or how to you aim to create it? Beauty has a lot to do with your attitude. It can be found everywhere. To create beauty, a kind of coherence is needed. A harmony. A reality. A concentration.
What does jewellery mean to you? Jewellery is decoration, for sure. It can [take] an outfit into any direction. But it also can secure me, be my company. It is a means of expression. It shows that I care about myself, it makes me feel more beautiful. Jewellery is something very intimate. How does it lay on the skin and on the body? What does it do with you and how does it change when it moves, how do you feel with it?
Can you tell me about the production process? Where do you source materials or products? We work together with a handful of goldsmiths in and around Munich, in Pforzheim and Werne. Everything is very local. We know everybody that is producing for us. And the gold and silver we use are mainly from recycled materials.
Who is the archetypal Saskia Diez woman? Do you keep a certain individual in mind when designing? The typical Saskia Diez woman may be me. At least I always start with myself. I do not have a certain target woman in mind. Even if I do not wear everything that I create, I try everything on me, I take [myself] as a reference. But I think my pieces suit a lot of different women, and I think that these are proud, independent, loving, sensible, strong, [and] beautiful in various aspects.

Words: Sophie Flecknoe from a conversation for Hall of Furs.

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Designer

Torsten Valeur interview

Born 1966 - Graduated from Royal Academy of Architecture, Department of Industrial Design, Copenhagen, 1993
During and after his graduation Torsten Valeur spend time traveling in his beloved northeastern Asia. When not travelling, he worked in Denmark for pyrotechnist Lars Hoffmann Barfod making handcrafted fireworks for Tivoli, Copenhagens world famous amusement park, until he joined David Lewis Designers in 1996.

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Designer

Dror Benshetrit interview

Dror is A MULTIDISCIPLINARY design STUDIO THAT practices INNOVATION AT EVERY SCALE. We believe OUR GREATEST STRENGTH LIES IN WHAT WEVE NEVER DONE BEFORE.
Led by the creative talent of founder Dror Benshetrit, we focus on finding unique solutions that emphasize the transformative power of design at various scales. Our work explores the intersection between nature and technology, organic and non-organic and the needs of our contemporary lifestyle. Every project is driven by the desire to discover the mutable and non-static nature of objects while rooting them to their context and relentlessly pushing the limits of what is possible.

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Studios

LUCA NICHETTO interview

Luca Nichetto was born in 1976 in Venice, where he studied at the Art Institute. Afterwards he attended the University Institute of Architecture of Venice (IUAV), where he earned a degree in Industrial Design. He began his professional career in 1999 by designing his first projects in Murano glass for Salviati. That same year he began his collaboration with Foscarini, for whom he not only designed products, but also worked as a consultant on new materials research and product development (20012003). In 2006 he launched his own design firm, Nichetto&Partners, which specializes in industrial design and offers its services as a design consultancy. In 2011 he also opened another professional office in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Designer

KIKI VAN EIJK interview

Kiki van Eijk was born in 1978 and graduated Cum Laude from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2000. Her breakthrough design was the well-known Kiki Carpet. Now the main focus of her work is her own collection, which she exhibits in galleries, museums and at fairs across the world.

Besides her own collection, she works on projects for companies and institutes such as: Studio Edelkoort Paris, MOOOI, Royal Leerdam Crystal, Royal VKB, Audax Textile Museum and many others. Her work is published and sold worldwide, and she has featured in Wallpaper, Elle Decor, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and The International Design Year Book.

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Designer

ARIK LEVY interview

"Creation is an uncontrolled muscle" according to Arik Levy (born 1963).

Artist, technician, photographer, designer, filmmaker, Levy's skills are multi-disciplinary and his work can be seen in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. Best known publicly for his sculptures such as his signature Rock pieces -, his installations, limited editions and design, Levy nevertheless feels "The world is about people, not objects."

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Designer

Max Barenbrug, designer & co-founder of Bugaboo

Interview with Max Barenbrug / Co-founder and co-shareholder Bugaboo International
In 1994 Max Barenbrug graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven with double honors in two subjects: mobility (for his double Dutch city bike) and leisure (for his Bugaboo stroller).

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