Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Ghazaleh Lebaschi ("GL") for their original perspective and innovative approach to design as well as their creative lifestyle, we are very pleased to share our interview with our distinguished readers.
GL : I graduated at the university of Architecture in Florence. I obtained a Goldsmith certificate followed by my MA in Jewelry Engineering in Polytechnic of Turin. I immediately started to work, after my internship at Bulgari where they introduced me to a very famous High quality Jewelry company where I learned the ropes. I have always been fascinated in design in all its aspects so I gradually moved towards Jewelry Design.
GL : I am passionate about Jewelry design and I really enjoy when I design the whole collection.
GL : Hard work, Passion and patience, these are the most important characteristics.
GL : I think a good designer is worth a lot for companies, as in these days a social media directly or indirectly put you in the world of competition. I think a good designer should know the product very well in almost all aspects like the production processes, the materials, ergonomics etc. plus a good designer should be always updated in it’s field of design.
GL : The first thing that comes to mind is: the length of time it takes for the designer to design! You can not design a good product in 2 days. The more you elaborate and study your design in varieties of aspects, the more solutions you find and Your design will get better and better. I never judge a design because it is not my style and I appreciate the amount of work involved.
GL : Good design doesn’t get old!
GL : Queen of England : )
GL : My secret ingredient is passion. I really love what I do and I put maximum effort into every single piece that I design and produce
GL : I love every design by Bulgari. I think the designs are elegant, understated combining with meticulous manufacturing and well thought out, every piece is a work of art.
GL : One of the most complicated projects I had was to replace the arms of existing eyeglasses of my client with new arms in Gold and Titanium set with diamonds an Sapphires. If was an extremely complicated project but a great experience.
GL : The more experience you obtain the Better you will become in almost everything. If you are passionate about your work just don’t give up.
GL : I would like to have been an Architect.
GL : My husband and my family.
GL : I think I was so fortunate by being selected by the university of Turin and then great opportunity to work for the prominent companies which work for big brands.
GL : I have one of my favourite collections on the way. Caleido Collection. This collection is very Young and strong with a touch of Kaleidoscope effect.
GL : I would like to see designers given more importance.
GL : It depends on the project. If you have to design a single ring or you have to think also about the whole collection. If your client has a clear Ideas etc.
GL : Long hours, hard work and persistence. I think the more time you spend designing and creating, the more experience you achieve and that’s how you develop your skills and your mind as a master designer.
GL : I was so happy and honoured when I got the notice. It is always a pleasure when you figure out that your design is appreciated by a select professional International jury.
GL : I don’t have a favourite color, The place I love the most is Florence, I love Pasta alla Carbonara and sushi a lot, I love spring and my favourite brand is Bulgari.
GL : I remember when I was 11, I asked my mom to help me to buy a pair of earrings. I actually knew how I wanted those earrings. So we went to a shop and I started to ask the sales person about how I wanted those earrings. I remember he was looking at me and looking at my mother and wondering if I was serious. I still have those earrings and they are still beautiful. This is my first and maybe the funniest memory.
GL : It is always beautiful and emotional when you see your designs have been realized. Actually one of the best moments are when I get a call from my clients having received their jewelry, stating how extremely delighted they are and especially when they reorder.
GL : When I was a child I was so creative and I remember that I used to do paintings and creating postcard. Then I started to make sculptures and I remember I was always creating something. But at the same time I always liked mathematics and geometry and I had been selected for the Mathematical Olympiads at the age of 11. Maybe I could have become a designer or a mathematician!
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