I focus a lot on material. First of all, I look for a material that can be shaped many different ways on the one hand, and on which I can work in the long run on the second hand. Unlike many other designers, I would rather design a collection that will last several seasons or one, two or three years.
The universe of black jewellery, of tribal art, is both a call for travel and freedom. Now, it enables me to develop my imagination with the idea that anything is possible, like little good luck charms, salvaged material items. This all gave me a great openness on creativity and a great freedom in my work.