IKEMEN #15: EDOARDO IANNUZZI

October 02, 2013 1:58 PM

IKEMEN (ē´k´mɛn): Japanese Slang

"REALLY, REALLY, RIDICULOUSLY GOOD LOOKING PEOPLE"

Name: Edoardo Iannuzzi

Profession: Product/Industrial designer, now shoe designer and entrepreneur for my own fashion label, Veeshoo.

Origin: Born in Rome, Italy.

 

Edoardo Iannuzzi, born in Rome and based in Milan; started out as an industrial designer but embarked on designing shoes for the fashion label Veeshoo (www.veeshoo.com) a line of smart and innovative shoes that have a minimal, contemporary style that is ideal for travelling, using a patented system of closure. He won the Vogue Accessory Award for innovation and creativity in shoe design in 2012. Now he is collaborating with top designers Nicholas K and Giorgio Brato for two special capsule collections.

 

Your Passion

To discover how things are done and then make them myself. I like to experiment with creativity especially in art, painting and sculpture and video-making.

 

If I weren't me, I'd be

A bird, flying high.

 

Best trait about yourself; physically and mentally:

I’m a good listener and observe things from different point of views.

 

First time in the morning

Walk to the espresso machine and start having two, three coffees while I do my morning gym routine, then take a cold shower.

 

Mealtime Ritual

Always running around therefore when I actually have a moment to sit down and have dinner it is a treat for me. Good wine is always a must!

 

Something you'd never do or give up for money:

Doing something you would regret

 

Have you experienced unrequited love, and if so what did you do about it: 

When I was 9 years old, I was in love with an English girl. She wasn’t interested at first, so I gave her everything I had in an envelope which consisted of my artwork and my pocket money. Unfortunately, she still did not want to talk with me.

 

Dream Date: 

on a vintage sailing boat at sunset with a bottle of white wine.

 

Favorite Designer

Philippe Stark (industrial designer) for his elegance in creating new aesthetics that mix the old with the unseen.

 

Favorite Musician

Jim Morrison, Ian Curtis, Paul Banks.

 

Favorite restaurant in NYC:

Lobster bar, a casual place where you can eat a delicious lobster

 

 

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