I'm Suzan Artezian, Founder of Suzan Studio, from Netherlands. I studied Fashion Design at HKU in Utrecht, Netherlands and also jewelry Design and Goldsmithing at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. From a young age I have been in contact with art, Architecture and Fashion Design. My aunt was a fashion designer and all her life was involved with fabric, colors and patterns. My aunt's studio was a large playground where you could tinker with the leftover fabrics. I could be found there every afternoon. My father is an interior Designer and through him I was able to get acquainted with shapes, colours, materials and processing them. I see the world as a large painting. “My Persian roots give me a poetic view of the world and I can see an illustration of everything.” I get inspiration from all kinds of sources, Western art, nature, Persian art and carpets and the colors and patterns that are woven into them. The studies I have done have helped me to further develop my talents.
Lost in Memories
To escape from the bitter, hard, surreal days of Covid-19, I immersed myself in the past, so as not to feel the passage of time. I calmed myself by thinking about my colorful childhood. The days when I ran with my little feet on the carpets of my grandmother's house. A house whose identity was based on hand-woven carpets. Carpets woven with love. That is when I started building this Collection. At the beginning of this series, I brought my childhood old memories in this bitter days. And in doing so, I cured my fears and stress. I lived for months with each of these pieces, the pattern’s, the weave, the type and number of knots, the dye and tasted the good taste of childhood. I have breathed new life into the dusty memories of my childhood by attributing a different kind of use to the patterns of the Persian rug. The past beats inside me like a second heart. There was no government that could put a concrete wall between me and my memories, no 1.5 meters distance etc. I could carefree recall and embrace my good memories.