“During this time, I’ve learned to enjoy the simple, everyday things like gardening. I spend most of my time taking care of the plants in my vegetable garden. I’m here at my second home in Italy, on the island of Giglio, and I’m very lucky to be able to stay out in the open space. I am also getting the chance to really immerse myself in my hobbies; sometimes I cook and sometimes I sketch portraits and landscapes.
As far as designers are concerned, I think it’s important that we continue to create, even in these difficult situations. I really believe our task right now is to share our dreams with the world. For the industry as a whole, there are definitely lessons that will be learned and I think that after this, people will consume more mindfully. We will take care of what we consume, how we do it and why. Maybe, in the end, we will need less and pay attention to what we buy and for what.”
Lead image courtesy of Gherardo Felloni
Harper's Bazaar Arabia May 2020 Issue