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Face of Silhouette: Giovanna Carboni

Date of birth: 04-11-1984
Birthplace:
Cremona
Place of Living:
Milano
Job:
Architect, Designer, Antiquarian
Silhouette is …
attention to detail, handiness, technology

•    Myopic or Farsighted?
I am neither the one nor the other. I usually use my glasses when I work or to have my eyes relaxed.

•    Why Silhouette?
Because I can find a great design expression in Silhouette, that is to say the three features that make design a good design: attention to detail, handiness, technology.

•    Without glasses, I am…
I feel like I have been robbed of a jewel.

•    I prefer to see…
Children, the stars in the sky and the interior rooms of the historical buildings.

•    Who or what I don`t want to see…
What nobody wants to see: good and bad things.

•    Instagram- and Facebook-Accounts I have always in view:
I often keep an eye on my colleagues’s accounts to be updated on the market and the latest trends in interior design. But I also love to visit the profiles with fun gags and “epic fails” – ridiculous accidents like candid camera shows. On Facebook I don’t look for specific people of particular fan pages. Basically, I use the social network to keep in contact with friends who live far away from me.

•    My glasses means to me…
An accessory I could live without because I don’t have an important eye defect but I must confess I can’t live without my glasses, as I am a “detail-accessory addicted”.

•    I find myself preferably with…
With a monochrome dress, a brooch (It’s always part of my look), a hat and sunglasses.

•    Rimless or Fullrim?
Both. But they must tell something about me without making me feel “heavy”. They have to make me unique and unordinary.

•    Why?
Because I can’t stand to be seen as a“common” person by other people. That is to say: I want that people look at me and recognize who I am for my being unique and different from the others they know.

•    What do you prefer to see in your city?
Three natural elements: Air – as open spaces; Earth – for the green areas; Water – I live in a house near a little watercourse, the Darsena, in Milan. Open spaces, large streets full of trees and lots of water all around in which I can see beautiful sunsets reflected.

•    What do you see conditioned by your job?
I can say that my job has conditioned the way my relatives see things and materials – and my approach as well. Never be too in love with objects. You need to be good at choosing them but you need also to be able to live without them. The most important thing is the meaning behind things we choose. For example, I can and have to choose between two or more eyewear models to wear but I will never renounce the lightness!

•    My favourite eyewear trend…
My favourite eyewear trend is tone-on-tone. I like soft colours for lens and temples of the same colour.

•    What makes you unique?
If you see my look, what makes me unique is my passion for accessories. Regarding my personality, what makes me unique is my ability to turn chaos into things nice to see.

•    My Silhouette is unique, because…
Because even if they don’t’have transparent lens but coloured, I can wear them as daily eyewear and early evening sunglasses.

•    Your favourite artists or works
Leonardo, Rubens, Bach and, among the contemporary artists, Maurizio Cattelan. My favourite artwork is the beautiful painting by Hans Von Marees that I want to dedicate to Silhouette: Francis Lenbach’s friend on his right wears glasses that look like… rimless! Silhouette’s handle already in 1863? ;-)

•    Myopic or Farsighted?
I am neither the one nor the other. I usually use my glasses when I work or to have my eyes relaxed.

•    Why Silhouette?
Because I can find a great design expression in Silhouette, that is to say the three features that make design a good design: attention to detail, handiness, technology.

•    Without glasses, I am…
I feel like I have been robbed of a jewel.

•    I prefer to see…
Children, the stars in the sky and the interior rooms of the historical buildings.

•    Who or what I don`t want to see…
What nobody wants to see: good and bad things.

•    Instagram- and Facebook-Accounts I have always in view:
I often keep an eye on my colleagues’s accounts to be updated on the market and the latest trends in interior design. But I also love to visit the profiles with fun gags and “epic fails” – ridiculous accidents like candid camera shows. On Facebook I don’t look for specific people of particular fan pages. Basically, I use the social network to keep in contact with friends who live far away from me.

•    My glasses means to me…
An accessory I could live without because I don’t have an important eye defect but I must confess I can’t live without my glasses, as I am a “detail-accessory addicted”.

•    I find myself preferably with…
With a monochrome dress, a brooch (It’s always part of my look), a hat and sunglasses.

•    Rimless or Fullrim?
Both. But they must tell something about me without making me feel “heavy”. They have to make me unique and unordinary.

•    Why?
Because I can’t stand to be seen as a“common” person by other people. That is to say: I want that people look at me and recognize who I am for my being unique and different from the others they know.

•    What do you prefer to see in your city?
Three natural elements: Air – as open spaces; Earth – for the green areas; Water – I live in a house near a little watercourse, the Darsena, in Milan. Open spaces, large streets full of trees and lots of water all around in which I can see beautiful sunsets reflected.

•    What do you see conditioned by your job?
I can say that my job has conditioned the way my relatives see things and materials – and my approach as well. Never be too in love with objects. You need to be good at choosing them but you need also to be able to live without them. The most important thing is the meaning behind things we choose. For example, I can and have to choose between two or more eyewear models to wear but I will never renounce the lightness!

•    My favourite eyewear trend…
My favourite eyewear trend is tone-on-tone. I like soft colours for lens and temples of the same colour.

•    What makes you unique?
If you see my look, what makes me unique is my passion for accessories. Regarding my personality, what makes me unique is my ability to turn chaos into things nice to see.

•    My Silhouette is unique, because…
Because even if they don’t’have transparent lens but coloured, I can wear them as daily eyewear and early evening sunglasses.

•    Your favourite artists or works
Leonardo, Rubens, Bach and, among the contemporary artists, Maurizio Cattelan. My favourite artwork is the beautiful painting by Hans Von Marees that I want to dedicate to Silhouette: Francis Lenbach’s friend on his right wears glasses that look like… rimless! Silhouette’s handle already in 1863? ;-)

 

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