Guy Bedarida

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Guy Bedarida
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Guy Bedarida, Jewelry and Precious Objects Designer
Residence Europe and Asia
Nationality French-Italian
Occupation Jewelry designer

Guy Bedarida (born 1963) is an Italian-born French jewelry designer, former Head Designer for the American branch of Van Cleef & Arpels and former Creative Director and Head Designer for the John Hardy brand.[1] His work is distinguished by its use of color and references to European and Asian design traditions. Bedarida, who is of French-Italian parentage, grew up between Tuscany, Rome, and Paris. He was educated at the European Institute of Design and Communication in Rome, where he majored in jewelry and fashion design.[2] He started out working as a jewelry designer on the Place Vendôme in Paris, most notably for the house of Boucheron,.[3] Afterwards, he became Head Designer for the American branch of Van Cleef and Arpels, where his exclusive and unique designs were worn by movie stars and celebrities.[4][5]

Bedarida joined the John Hardy group in the late 1990s as Head Designer and Creative Director. He worked at the John Hardy design center in Bali, directing a team of illustrators, wax-carvers, metal-smiths and stone-cutters, whose skilled handiwork helped him realise new designs and technical improvements.[6] Bedarida created some of John Hardy’s best-selling collections, including one inspired by the Nāga.[7] In 2007, Bedarida joined a management buyout of the John Hardy brand which was eventually sold in 2014.

As of 2010, Bedarida divides his time between Asia, Europe and the United States.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Last Word: Guy Bedarida. - Hellobali Magazine. Vol.34, No.12. Dec 2009.
  2. ^ The Essential Register of Indonesia High Society - Indonesia Tatler: Society 2009. Pg.49. Mar 2009.
  3. ^ Slowey, Anne. - "Elle Fashion Insider Bali High". - Elle Magazine. Edition no. 297. Pg 103. May 2010.
  4. ^ "John Hardy's Eco Paradise." -Elle. Edition no. 297. Page 103. Apr 21 2010.
  5. ^ Marx, Linda. - "Unique jewelry designs define a lifestyle." - Simply The Best Magazine. Pg 57. Dec 1 2008.
  6. ^ "ViaLuxe Interview: Guy Bedarida of John Hardy Discusses Sustainable Luxury."-ViaLuxe. May 1, 2009.
  7. ^ Guster, Chanda Temple. - "Year of the Dragon." - The Birmingham News. Mar 31 2009.
  8. ^ "L'élu" - Point de Vue - Retrieved 8 Jul 2010