So many things can inspire a young designer!
Nature, fashion, architecture or interiors themselves, but for me, the greatest way is through the #books of old allowing access to the greatest minds and works of man.
One of these prized books, and cherished minds, is Peter Carl Faberge, a second-generation Russian jeweller best known for what has been coined as ‘The Faberge Egg’.
Completely composed of precious metals, and gemstones, these works brought to him great notoriety, especially after the yearly commission by the Russian Tsar of a single egg for his wife each Easter. This tradition then continued with their son, who doubled this yearly commission; one for his mother in tribute to his father’s #memory & #love, and one for his own wife, a testament to his own.
For me, the inspiration only begins with these eggs, and continues with boxes and cases, trays, goblets, teapots, rock crystal vases that look water filled to allow containment of the most precious studies of poppies, and forget-me-nots, made of diamonds and nephrite. Even a mini grand piano of gold and enamel. And don’t forget the figurines of hippopotamus and rhinoceros.
A man who devoted his whole life to achieving the pinnacle of beauty is forever a man I will cherish. And forever will inspire my own work.