I have always been a fan of geometric shapes and when I saw the work of Lisa De Cecco I knew that I wanted to learn more about this Italian designer and her brand Weave. The brand was started in October 2014 by graphic designer Lisa and since then has gone on to be stocked in over 20 Italian stores and you can also buy online if you are based outside Italy.
The pieces are made of eco-leather, a soft and versatile material that Lisa gently scratches to form geometric and colourful combinations. I love the intricate details that she is able to create and creates unique, eclectic necklaces, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. They are so unique and add such a stunning, dramatic aspect to many looks. I contacted Lisa to learn more about the brand, and am so delighted to be sharing an interview with her today;
Have you always been interested in design and being creative?
Design has always fascinated me in all fields, since I was a child created objects with paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, etc. I was a small artist! In life , ‘m a graphic designer in a communication studio and in my work I try to convey my creativity.
Your work is very unusual – where do you find your inspiration?
I find inspiration in anything that surrounds me. From sculptures, o clothes, to street installations. I try to give shape through my jewels.
What made you choose to work in faux leather?
The eco-leather is very versatile material: light, ecological, colorful, can bend but also leave “flat.” I can really play with it!
Your Sintesti collection is beautiful – can you please tell us about it?
SINTESI was born a few months, like spring! It’s made with new material: polyester. I wanted to create a line that was more tridimensional but as light as the eco-leather. I’m a bit nervous because I hope I can enjoy the future markets!
Are there any jewellery designers or fashion designers that you admire/find inspiring?
I don’t have a famous favourite artist. I love small designers like myself who can create beautiful things from materials such as wood, plastic, wire and I believe in them as I hope others believe in me.
Would you have any advice for designers who are just starting to create their business?
My advice is: try it! Experiment! Bust! The first moment will be tough but then your work will be paid back by people who believe in you and recognize your work.
What has been your proudest brand moment to date?
My pride is to walk to my town and see people I don’t know about my creations. This thing fills my heart with joy every time and makes me smile.
What does the future hold for Weave?
In the future, I hope to continue doing this with new materials and shapes
without giving me any limits, such as necklaces, bracelets, handbags or sculptures, but always supporting The Made in Italy and 100% handmade.
A massive thank you to Lisa for doing the interview, I personally love her work and cannot wait to buy some of her beautiful creations. I would highly recommend checking out her website to see more of her work. She is also on Facebook and Instagram. You can also pop directly into her shop 🙂
All images kindly provided for use by Lisa.