LEGENDARY INTERVIEW

Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Asuka Saito ("AS") 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.

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?

AS : I learned knowledge, standards, and education in gems and jewelry, and obtained qualifications from Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A) And I completed some courses for jewelry making skills at REVERE academy of jewelry arts.

DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?

AS : The most thing motivates me to design is loving designing. It is really fun to see the work finished when I start to design from zero.

DL: What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?

AS : I design unique jewelry inspired by forms and colors found in nature with a symbol of beauty through the ages. Medium I work with mostly is Swarovski crystal, pearls, and natural stones.

DL: What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?

AS : I think good designs to be things that truly enrich people's lives or have the potential to do so.

DL: What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?

AS : If I had the time, I would become a confectioner. I love cake decorating, and love to see everybody happy when they meet that cake I designed.

DL: How do you define design, what is design for you?

AS : For me, design is how we communicate what an object does, or its function, through its shape or form.

DL: What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?

AS : My next step is to make traditional technology and techniques correspond and beyond cultures more with current lifestyles.

DL: When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?

AS : I was good with my hands and liked creating something, loved colors, and had a luxuriant imagination when I was a kid. I wanted to express my idea, values, and imagination in design.

LEGENDARY DESIGNER

ASUKA SAITO IS AN AWARD-WINNING JEWELRY DESIGNER AND AN ACCREDITED JEWELRY PROFESSIONAL BASED IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. SHE HAS OBTAINED QUALIFICATIONS FROM GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (G.I.A) AND LEARNED SOME JEWELRY MAKING SKILLS AT REVERE ACADEMY OF JEWELRY ARTS. SHE DESIGNS CONTEMPORARY-ISH JEWELRY, NOT JUST A SYMBOL OF WEALTH BUT ALSO WEARABLE ART, INSPIRED BY FORMS AND COLORS FOUND IN NATURE.


Phoenix in Bloom Necklace

Phoenix in Bloom Necklace by Asuka Saito


Musubi Head Jewelry

Musubi Head Jewelry by Asuka Saito


Raindrops Pendant

Raindrops Pendant by Asuka Saito


Zen Garden Necklace

Zen Garden Necklace by Asuka Saito

Design Legends Logo

© 2020 Design Legends - All Rights Reserved

Design Legends platform highlights valuable insights from the best designers from across the globe; a great resource for all designers to learn, reflect and think about good design and how good design helps create value for the society.

Design Legends website was created by DesignPRWire and A' Design Award to promote truly great designers, outstanding architects and inspirational artists that contribute to the development and advancement of society with their outstanding works.