My goal was not only to make fashionable items but as a designer I concentrated on accessories that enrich and intensify moments of leisure. The need for such products seems very obvious. Pleasant idleness is under pressure. As it is, our lives seem overwhelmingly busy, hectic and noisy. My designs are aimed to address this situation. They’re meant to contribute to what we all need, yet mostly must do without: the enjoyment of silence, rest, intimacy and seclusion, sunlight and the open air. They should be helpful in what Italians call ‘dolce far niente’, the art of doing nothing and a state of mind that is vital for physical and mental recovery and creative thinking.