Design student Tania Gnecchi has recently launched her new label T_design. We spoke to Tania about her beautiful range of stationery, jewellery and homewares that is sure to delight all lovers of simple, evocative design…
T_design is a brand new Australian company which prides itself on designing and making unique, beautiful and handmade products. Tdesign’s innovative collections are a mix of graphic, ceramic and jewellery design. Each item is designed and handmade with love and care in my small Sydney studio.
If I had to sum up what I do, I’d say it’s all about simple, understated, unique and beautiful design. I aim to make things that are true to who I am. I want them to reflect my values and beliefs and this has been no easy task but has definately been a great learning experience. I am someone that needs to explore all the options before choosing – this has resulted in many many different designs and projects.
I am still a full time Design student and also work as a graphic designer – so my life has just become a bit busier, something that I didn’t think was possible before now!
Even when I was miles away from home, travelling around Europe, I still somehow found a way to make things along the way. There wasn’t really a turning point that brought about T_design – It just happened. I suppose I have a need to create things. T_design is really an extension of me, my life and my passion to create. I think it was bound to happen.
My advice to other young designer? Go for it, don’t be afraid! It is scary when you start your own business, when something becomes more than a hobby, but everyone has to start somewhere. There are bound to be many bumps along the way and I know I still have a lot to learn but it’s all such an enriching experience. Trust in yourself and your product – and don’t ever stop trying!
When I’m not working I’m eating way too many cookies!!! I simply adore them!
I guess my friends would desribe me as determined, fair, loving, caring and maybe sometimes a little stubborn…
In the future… I hope to see Tdesign grow into something really special. It would be amazing to really get the brand out there and have a big following. There are also so many gorgeous stores that I would love to approach to sell my designs. But essentially I want to develop a strong brand identity and a range of beautiful timeless pieces. Sometimes the simplest things are the most beautiful.
// GIVEAWAY //
Tania Gnechhi and T_design are giving you the opportunity to win a gorgeous collection of cards just in time for Valentines Day. The pack includes 2 each of the cards pictured.
*Giveaway drawn this Friday the 10th February*
HOW TO ENTER
1 entry = Head over to our Facebook and say ‘Hi’ – how easy is that?!
2 MORE entries = While you are there – be sure to hit the ‘share’ button on the Facebook giveaway post for triple the chance to win….