With inspirations from travelling such as India, Morocco, Egypt and London. Barbara Yarde’s uses the combination of
18ct gold, sterling silver and semi-precious gemstones. Find our more about Barbara in this short interview.
If you weren’t a designer-maker, what would you be right now?
A buyer for a fashion house or a chef
When did you realise you wanted to be a designer?
I always knew I wanted to design but for a long time I was not sure how to go about it.
Describe your work in three words.
Unique, handmade and lovely
Are there any other designers whose work you admire, and why?
The paintings of Caspar David Friedrich, because of the dark mood.
What do you do in your free time?
See family, friends, travel, go to parks and museums
What’s one thing you like to do everyday without fail?
What brings you the greatest satisfaction?
Doing what I do now
What’s the best advice you have been given?
Don’t give up, the best is yet to come
What’s the best gift you have ever received?
Membership to the V & A museum
What is your favourite quote?
Don’t panic Mr Mainwaring!
What is in your bucket list?
Travel, travel and more travel
What is the best piece you have bought and from whom?
A DAW Eames chair