Guy Bedarida, Jewelry and Precious Objects Designer
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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. 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. He started out working as a jewelry designer on the Place Vendôme in Paris, most notably for the house of Boucheron,. 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.
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. Bedarida created some of John Hardy’s best-selling collections, including one inspired by the Nāga. In 2007, Bedarida joined a management buyout of the John Hardy brand which was eventually sold in 2014.
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