Does your heritage inspire your work?
Hedieh: We draw inspiration from eclectic sources, be it the pattern raindrops make while sliding down a window pane, or the work of artists like Giacometti. But our work always has some connection to the cultures along the ancient Silk Road routes.
What’s your objective?
Naseer: I see myself as a translator. I try to connect worlds and bring them closer together through my work. Hedieh: With our work we hope to open a window onto a slightly different world, connecting cultures and places, and hopefully spark people’s curiosity to find out more beyond the surface.
Simon Sorted © Lazo Studios
What excites you most in your work?
Naseer: The challenges of bringing together my traditional skills with more contemporary design concepts without losing the connection to my heritage. Hedieh: We have a lot of fun designing, developing, and problem solving. We don’t make 'products'; each piece of work is a labour of love.
How would you define a well crafted item?
Naseer: Something well thought through and masterfully executed. From selecting the right material to attention to detail at every level. Hedieh: A work that has integrity, with a truthfulness to it. It’s something that can stand the test of time and become timeless.