Designer Interview with Nokike | Be inspired

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by Nokike

Designed in Italy

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Founder Nokike di Herika Signorino

Nokike creates jewellery with different materials, metals, fabrics, leather, stones, balloons and air chamber. The strength is the originality, the key word is experimenting with new techniques and materials. Through the combination of heterogeneous materials is tipped to get a mix of extravagant elegance, suitable for all target age, and the most varied occasions. Nokike is the unique product for the uniqueness of each.


  1. Do you think that young people can be stylish? Or does it take maturity and experience to be able to create your own style?

Of course, I believe that everyone can be fashionable and follow trends, but I think the style is formed with years and with the experience. Being fashionable does not necessarily mean having style.

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This eco-friendly and eco-fashion, Black ring made recycled bike inner tube.>>£16.55
  1. How do you handle the situations when you feel that your creativity is blocked?

When I feel blocked, I seek inspiration from the web and from the comparison with other people: by now it is an inexhaustible source of ideas, techniques, knowledge, is the most direct and immediate. Fortunately, sometimes the inspiration I get from nothing, through the pictures of my daily life.

Nautical rope knot, black necklace. Black necklace made of satin rope and silver metal >> £20.00
Nautical rope knot, black necklace. Black necklace made of satin rope and silver metal >> £20.00
  1. Do you think that it is necessary for a designer to have an ‘Art’ education in order to be successful?

I do not think essential to have an artistic background, of course, those who have it is an advantage, but the fashion often leads us to make known designers without an artistic education, but with great talent and creativity.

Necklace bike inner tube recycling, arrows Necklace with air chamber recycling, second skin effect.>> £23.00
Necklace bike inner tube recycling, arrows
Necklace with air chamber recycling, second skin effect.>> £23.00
  1. What is your opinion on the impact of the Internet on art? Nowadays it is easier for people to plagiarise someone else’s creations. Do you feel threatened by that?

Today it is much easier to plagiarize the work of others, sometimes it happens unintentionally, we are bombarded with information and images, and these images are formed in our heads, take shape, and unintentionally as often happens, in the same period we are faced with similar collections of different designers.

Sure, I feel threatened by the possibility that someone can copy my work, is already success and somehow I tried and I try to protect myself, but sometimes it’s totally useless. Therefore, I try to take it lightly and listen to the wise advice of my friends; beautiful things and originals are copied, certainly not those ugly and banal.

Tubular necklace with gold filigree brass and black tassels. Necklace with tubular chain knit tight weave in raw brass, with hose of raw brass filigree and tassel in black viscose. A jewel elegant retro style.>> £26.11
Tubular necklace with gold filigree brass and black tassels.
Necklace with tubular chain knit tight weave in raw brass, with hose of raw brass filigree and tassel in black viscose.
A jewel elegant retro style.>> £26.11
  1. Is there any symbolical meaning behind your designs?

I don’t believe there are symbolic meanings, there are inspiration, but not symbologies.

Earrings with tassels bike inner tube and brass.  Handmade jewelry, eco-friendly earrings in black recycled bike inner tube and earrings in brass with stud. The earrings may vary slightly in shape or pattern according to the bike inner tube. >>£19.41
Earrings with tassels bike inner tube and brass.
Handmade jewelry, eco-friendly earrings in black recycled bike inner tube and earrings in brass with stud.
The earrings may vary slightly in shape or pattern according to the bike inner tube.
>>£19.41
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